However, the Bentley Continental GT realised the concept of the Java as a more affordable Bentley, manufactured in much larger volumes. The Flying Spur utilizes most of the technical underpinnings of the Bentley Continental GT, and was introduced to European and North American markets in the summer of 2005. Rolls-Royce Wraith and Bentley Continental GT drag race in battle of luxury titans The 6 Speed ZF transmission was only ever offered for 18 months of this generations' production run and was replaced by the ZF 8-speed transmission from the 2013 model year, this transmission first being introduced on the Mulsanne. Delivery was set to begin late in 2014. Many of the polished chrome details inside the car are finished with Bentley’s refined diamond knurling – an eye-catching finish that makes controls easier to grip, while bouncing light beautifully around the car. [6] The car differed from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It features 100 kg (220 lb) weight reduction, increased engine power to 580 PS (427 kW; 572 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1,700 rpm. There are 15 interior hides to choose from covering everything from the seats and the dashboard top to the door panels and car headliner. The Continental GT Speed Coupé was unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show,[110][111] followed by the 2014 New York International Auto Show (coupe)[112] and the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Show. They feature 20-inch 14-spoke alloy diamond wheels polished with unique black center caps featuring Bentley 'B' emblem (GTC) or 20-inch wheels from Supersports finished in dark tint with red brake calipers (GTC Speed) as well as Union Jack brightware badges on the front fenders, exclusive Midnight body colour option, Dark Grey Metallic soft top and the Mulliner fuel-filler cap as standard, Beluga main leather hide with white (GTC) or Pillar Box Red (GTC Speed) contrast stitching and piping and Bentley emblems, Piano Black veneers, engine-turned aluminum with bright (GTC) or dark (GTC Speed) finish, drilled alloy sport foot pedals, treadplates and a badge on the console with the '80-11 Edition' signature. [64][65], The GT V8 version of the Continental GT has a twin-turbo 4-litre (3,993cc) V8 engine (developed jointly with Audi) that produces 500 hp (373 kW) and 487 lb⋅ft (660 N⋅m) of torque. 2020 Bentley Continental GT Is a Grand Convertible. The moment the throttle opens wider, the engine reverts to the power of all 12 cylinders. The design was completed by a specialist team of engineers from Bentley Motors supported by the Continental GT3 Technical Partner, M-Sport Ltd. Bentley Motorsport first entered development races with the Continental GT3 before starting full competition in the Blancpain GT Series in 2014 after completing FIA homologation. The Continental GT can be commissioned with stunning dual veneers, in which the natural grain of wood is contrasted with clean, minimalist Grand Black, the two finishes separated by a Chrome Pinstripe – a 3mm strip of polished chrome, tracing a ring around the cabin. It was the first car released by Bentley under Volkswagen AG management, after the company's acquisition in 1998, and the first Bentley to employ mass production manufacturing techniques. It also features a lowered ride height and chassis and uprated suspension. Premier Specification includes additional technology and comfort whilst the Interior Style Specification uses the very best of Bentley hand-craftsmanship for the ultimate tailored cabin. The Series 51 models include additional vehicle customisation options for the Continental GT and GTC, such as use of non-indented hide for diamond quilting and contrast piping for the seats and doors as well as bespoke Series 51 treadplates. Its 8-speed dual clutch transmission allows for fast, efficient gear changes as the car effortlessly masters every climb, turn and twist of the road. Official Bentley Motors website | Powerful, handcrafted ��� Capital at Risk. Sublime Power: The Beating Heart of Bentley. 6-speed ZF transmission with steering column mounted gearshift paddles, 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP90 AL951) with block shifting, 1,017 N⋅m (750 lb⋅ft) at 2050–4500, 635 PS (467 kW; 626 hp) at 6,000, 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) at 1,350–4,500, 550 PS (405 kW; 542 hp) at 6,000, 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) at 2,000–4,000, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 06:59. The W-12 produces 552 bhp (412 kW; 560 PS), accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, and propels the Flying Spur top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h). The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer manufactured and marketed by British automaker Bentley Motors since 2003. The first Bentley capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and biofuel (E85 ethanol), its 6.0 litre W12 engine is rated at 630 PS (463 kW; 621 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 800 N⋅m (590 lbf⋅ft) at 1,700–5,600 rpm – using either fuel. It is equipped with the engine from the Continental GT Speed as well as radiator and lower air intake grilles with a dark tinted matrix, 9.5Jx20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, Bentley-bespoke Pirelli PZero tyres, lowered suspension by 10 mm at the front and 15 mm, wider twin-rifled exhaust tail pipes and a new boot-mounted lip spoiler. The Continental GT is the first production car ever to have an entire body side made from the Super Formed process; a precision technique with aluminium which allows more complex, sharply defined body lines. Franz Josef Paefgen and Dr. Andrea Zagato, President of Zagato at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2006. [58], In February 2011, Bentley succeeded in breaking their own land-ice speed record previously set by the Continental GT. Designed, developed and handbuilt in Crewe, the W12 TSI engine is the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world. By Christopher Smith 05 November 2020. For more information on the creation of Continental GT, please visit the Continental range page. It was to appeal to a new range of potential buyers and generate increase sales volume for Rolls-Royce (at the time the current Bentley Continental R was an ultra-exclusive £180,000 in the UK, within reach of a very select market, selling only 2-300 units a year). Comfort optimises the chassis and drivetrain for luxurious cruising, while Sport mode retunes the engine for a more dynamic response – with the variable exhaust valve adjusting the character of the exhaust note to match. [7] The dashboard clock was made by Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling.[8][9]. [102][103][104] The sunglasses were produced by Estede, with lenses produced by Zeiss. [133], To commemorate the Continental Supersports launch, Breitling SA produced a limited (500 units) Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55 chronograph. Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2020 Credits: Model - CSR2 Edited & Conversion - Thomas Shelby This is my first mod so it's not perfect. The US model went on sale in Summer of 2010 for $280,400.[39]. The Flying Spur has a 6-litre, 12-cylinder engine configured in a W formation. The Mulliner Driving Specification includes drilled alloy sport foot-pedals, knurled chrome/hide gear lever, diamond quilted hide to seat facings, doors and rear quarter panels. Other options include Dark and Bright 'Engine Spin' aluminium dashboard and centre console options, Amboyna veneer, colour matched overmats and boot carpets, 20-inch 14-spoke polished Diamond wheel with a dark centre cap, a signature '51' badge on the front wings and an optional two-tone paint job (with one colour running over the bonnet, roof and flowing down to the boot). The GT V8 S also features increased agility and body control to match the engine's higher output, achieved by revising the damper and spring rates, suspension uprights, anti-roll bars and stability control system as well as lowering the car 10mm. The Continental GT was released with the intention of bringing Bentley to the mass market. See good deals, great deals and more on Used Bentley Continental. Available in a coupe and convertible body, The Continental GT V8 S is a version of the Continental GT V8 with increased engine power to 528 PS (388 kW; 521 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1,700 rpm. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.[27][28]. For an even softer feel, semi-aniline leather is also available.Â. [11][12][13], The four-door Continental Flying Spur saloon was first displayed at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. The model shares the Volkswagen-developed MSB platform with the second-generation Porsche Panamera. The Bentley Continental range was born in 2003 and has famously redefined the category and capabilities of grand touring. With its 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, a step-change in technology and a truly stunning design language, the Continental GT is unmatched in its class. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show,[94] followed by the 2014 North American International Auto Show,[95] 2014 Beijing International Automotive Show[96] and the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. [19], The new Continental GT and GT Speed were available to order from August 2007. Any of these can be enhanced by the same Chrome Pinstripe used in the dual veneers (except Carbon Fibre).  With AWD and a twin-turbocharged W12, they are a technological tour de force. It features a three-tone interior that blends a main leather hide colour with accent and insert colours as well as a choice of Orange and Magenta accent colours, choice of Orange Flame and Magenta Metallic body colours, Piano Black and dark-stained Burr Walnut veneer (or optional Amboyna), exterior wing badge and a treadplate and name badge positioned on the centre console that says 'Design Series China'. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. Continental GT V8 has a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 550 PS (542 hp) and 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) of torque. [134], A Continental GTC W12 and Continental GT V8 were used in Nürburgring 24 Hour Race as official parade cars. The rear-wheel drive race car utilises a >550 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built. It was unveiled at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, followed by the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.[138][139][140][141][97]. In the 2015 Blancpain GT Endurance Series the Continental GT3 came just 3 points shy of winning the championship, earning second place. They are built for the North American market to commemorate Bentley's six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Featuring high- and low- pressure direct fuel injection, a variable displacement system, stop-start technology and launch mode, the powertrain produces 635 PS (626 hp) and 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) of torque. This Bentley GT* coupé is the quintessential grand tourer – phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The interior has leather upholstery, diamond-quilted Alcantara to doors and quarter panels and seat facings, 'soft-grip' leather on the steering wheel and gear lever, high-gloss carbon fibre on the dashboard and console and roof panel with unique red weave, Pillar Box red piping to seats and doors, Pillar Box Red contrast stitching to seats, door casings, steering wheel and gearshift paddles; front seats and floor mats with embroidered 'Supersports' legends, and a Breitling dashboard clock with red accent. A three-face section of the dashboard, it rotates according to your preferences, offering you the option of a high-resolution touchscreen or a set of analogue dials with polished chrome bezels, before returning to a smooth, uninterrupted panel of veneered fascia at the end of your journey. [126], US models went on sale as 2017 model year vehicles, with deliveries began at summer 2016.[128]. In fact, this was the first major car launch after the VW acquisition in 1998 and, since its introduction in 2003, it has transformed the manufacturer from being distinctly niche to a truly global brand. [137], The Continental GT3 Concept Racer is a race car concept based on the Continental GT V8. Bentley may now be owned by Volkswagen but its grand traditions live on in the Continental GT. The Supersports is already known as the best handling Bentley. The "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT V8 S is a version of the Continental GT V8 S coupe built by the Mulliner bespoke coach-building division. [47][48], Production of the Continental GTC began at the Crewe, Cheshire plant in September 2006, before the ending production of Bentley vehicles in Volkswagen Group manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany at December 2006. For more information on the Continental GT specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator. US models also included sequentially numbered GT3-R sill treadplates. Bentley says the Supersports can deliver 1.29 g forces on a 300-foot (91 m) skid pad, as compared to its sibling the Continental GT speed, which can perform up to 0.98 g forces on a 300-foot (91 m) skidpad. *I would also like to receive other relevant marketing communications from Bentley via email (view Privacy Policy): The Continental GT features clean, superformed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. [145][146], At the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour, two Bentley Team M-Sport GT3s completed the race in third and seventh place. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds and 0 to 160 km/h (0.0 to 99.4 mph) in 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 329 km/h (204.4 mph). [164][165], The Bentley Continental GT3 won the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour with drivers Jules Gounon, Jordan Pepper and Maxime Soulet. I would also like to receive other relevant marketing communications from Bentley via email (view Privacy Policy). For the first time on a factory GT, dark tint front and rear lights were also made available as an option and proved very popular, so much so that they were standardised on the GT Speed model from the following model year. The Bentley mode provides the optimum combination of Sport and Comfort, while a Custom mode allows you to configure your own settings for future use. Carpets can be chosen to match either the main hide or secondary hide. [163] The car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). The first Continental GT3 car was built by the Bentley motorsport team in conjunction with M-Sport. [158] November 2018 saw the debut of a 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible,[159][160] to go on sale in 2019.[161]. Steering-column-mounted paddle shift. [97], The vehicles were set to arrive in Bentley dealerships from early 2014.[98][99]. The Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer manufactured and marketed by British automaker Bentley Motors since 2003. [46], The first Bentley Continental GT for the North American market was sold at the 12th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Fundraiser for $400,000 to Alabama native Joe Blount. An impressive range of standard and optional colours are available, and if you are looking for a special colour which is unique to you, Mulliner are able to work with you to create something truly bespoke. The seat memory selectors are located in the door pads, allowing you to select your preferred seating position with a flick of a switch before you even sit down. [130][131], The X Specification includes eight unique duo-tone paint treatments and carbon-fibre door mirrors and heel plates, titanium exhaust, carbon-fibre finish to the interior side panels and carbon-fibre engine cover, a gloss black finish to the 21-inch forged wheels.[132]. Changes to the Bentley Continental GT for 2005 include voice activation for the in-car telephone in six languages and increased interior trim options with the addition of magnolia hide, as well as carpets and seat belts that can be matched to either the main or secondary hide colour. [156] Manufacturer's figures indicate 0–60 mph takes 3.6 seconds (3.7 seconds 0–100 km/h) and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph). [34] The car uses a Torsen T-3 centre differential for the 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the four-wheel drive system. 2015 model year cars also came with an addition 10PS and 10Nm of torque, both helping to increase top speed and reduce acceleration times. They managed to bring a slightly modified Supersports Convertible to 205.48 MPH in Finland, verified by Guinness World Records. The Continental Supersports Convertible is a convertible version of the Continental Supersports coupe. [33], It includes a revised ZF 6HP26A tiptronic automatic with a "Quickshift" system that reduces shift times by 50%, and enables double downshifts. [citation needed]. In 2014, for the 2015 Model year GT Speed models gained at additional 10PS (635 in total) and in 2015 for the 2016 model year this was increased again by 8PS (642PS) with both these steps increasing the top speed and reducing the 0-100 Km/h time. See how you can be part of carwow: 635 PS (467 kW; 626 hp) at 6,000, 820 N⋅m (605 lb⋅ft) at 1,700? [114][115] In 2015, journalists made a GT3-R go 0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Bentley Continental GT vs Porsche 911 GT3 drag race will surprise you Roll or dig, the racing action is shockingly close. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Changes to the Continental GT for 2015 include a new front bumper with a smaller radiator shell, redesigned fenders with a new vent with a metallic 'B' adornment, new bright chrome fender badges for the V8 S and W12 models, redesigned boot lid, reshaped and widened rear bumper with full-width brightware, a new rear diffuser design for V8 S and GT Speed, new 20 and 21-inch wheels (new 20-inch 6 tri-spoke wheel for GT V8 and GT W12 with painted finish for V8 and bright machined for W12, 21-inch seven-twin-spoke wheel in Graphite grey with bright machined spokes for Mulliner Driving Specification models, addition of 21-inch five-spoke directional sports wheel for V8 S and GT Speed), three new body colours choices (Marlin (a rich metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone) and Jetstream (a light, bright metallic blue), new straight-fluting pattern for 4 seats with Mulliner Driving Specification (standard on GT Speed) includes a tightened 'small-diamond' pattern on seat upholstery, redesigned driver controls, optional sports-orientated steering wheel, larger gear-shift paddles incorporating tactile knurled metal embellishers, new dials and graphics at driver's instrument panel, interior illuminated by LEDs, centre console with a new black gear lever surround, a new hidden storage compartment between rear seats capable of accommodating and charging electronic devices including iPads, optional semi-aniline hide for the seat cushions and backrests in the GT W12 and GT Speed, 2 new leather colours choices (Shortbread, Camel), new Alcantara headlining option (colour matched to all 17 of the available interior hide colours) for the GT V8 S, GT W12 and Speed coupe; optional on-board WiFi, increased engine power to 590 PS (434 kW; 582 hp) and 720 N⋅m (531 lb⋅ft) for the GT W12, 6-cylinder deactivation for the GT W12. The Continental GT is known for phenomenal performance, exquisite craftsmanship and elegant design, while each new generation continues to push ��� The GT Speed Black Edition also includes a high gloss black finish to the exterior brightware (including window openings and lamp bezels), all-black 21-inch five-spoke directional wheels, brake calipers in red or black, contrast colours to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades (Hallmark, Beluga, St James' Red, Cyber Yellow), optional door mirrors colour-matching, seats and centre console bordered by contrasting leather in Porpoise, Beluga, Pillar Box Red or Cyber Yellow; contrast stitching at seats and centre console matching diamond quilting of the doors and Mulliner GT Design seats. Unrivalled in its class, it combines the striking design, phenomenal power and unrivalled craftsmanship for which Bentley is famous. [125], The press release announcing a third-generation Continental GT was made on 29 August 2017. [43], The vehicle was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicles went on sale in October 2004. This makes the 2016 model year Speed the most powerful Continental GT yet outside of the flagship Supersports model introduced in 2017 for the final year of GT production for that generation. [2] A Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard. Do let me know if you face any bugs and I'll try to fix them. In 2010, the Bentley Continental GT saw its first significant redesign since its launch in 2003.
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