2012 Beijing Auto Show - 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 & GTC V8 unveiled
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- 07:29 pm, April 23, 2012
The Continental V8 GT coupe and the GTC convertible have been presented at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
The British car manufacturer, Bentley has officially unveiled its two new V8 Continental models in the form of GT V8 coupe and the GTC V8 convertible at the ongoing 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
Powered by the new 4.0-litre V8 engine that churns out 500PS of max power and 660Nm of torque, the GT V8 coupe takes a flight from 0 to 100kmph in mere 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 303kmph. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The new Continental GTC V8 model, on the other hand will be positioned below the flagship 6.0-litre, 12-cylinder engined-GTC that throws out an astonishing 640PS of power.a
Both the Continental V8 modes feature an all-wheel drive system that employs an advanced Torsen differential and a 40:60 rear biased power split.
Commenting on the launch of the new V8 Continental models, Mr Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive, Bentley Motors said, "With the new 4.0 litre V8 engine we are widening the appeal of the latest generation of Continentals, introducing a completely new driving experience. The new engine has all the exhilarating power, drama and performance you would expect from a V8 engine sporting the famous Bentley wings, effortlessly delivered with our characteristic ‘wave of torque’. This is complemented by innovative powertrain technology that delivers exceptional fuel efficiency and emissions.”
First Published on 07:29 pm, April 23, 2012
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