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Bentley Continental GT V8 – sports car for young elite


VIDEO: Bentley Continental GT V8 introducing. The two-door model of the 100th anniversary version, 4-liter V8 engine, accelerates 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds.

Continental GT design inspiration from Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed ​​6 Concept, going through 3 generations from 2003 to present, the car is highly appreciated. Many customers prefer it because of its polished design, sporty design, and powerful engine.

The new design of the Continental GT is sportier, appearing more embossed lines stretching from the head to the rear than the “predecessor”. The front end with a dragon-scaly mesh grille is enlarged and the nose lowered.

LED Matrix headlamps impress thanks to the crystal-inspired design, the transparent inner surface creates a sparkling effect.

The overall dimensions are almost the same as in the old version, but the width increases by 10 mm and the wheelbase increases by 135 mm forward. The body with an aluminum chassis with Super Formed technology and the chassis based on Volkswagen’s new MSB platform, similar to the new Porsche Panamera. Thanks to the new material, the weight of the car is 80 kg lighter than the previous generation.

The 22-inch double-spoke five-spoke wheels are painted black and hand-polished and are one of seven details produced by Mulliner personalization. Inside is equipped with a high-performance brake system, with 10 pistons at the front and 4 pistons at the rear and a new pneumatic suspension system.

The rear end does not change much with the roof sloping down, typical of the GT series (Grand Tourer). The rear light cluster turns into an ellipse with an internal design similar to the headlight to increase the depth of three dimensions when illuminated. The V8 exhaust system is split into two, while the W12 is elliptical like the rear light. In addition, the trunk integrates automatic spoiler, when running at high speed, the wing automatically opens to increase aerodynamics.

The interior is aimed at young high-class customers, finished in two tones Beluga black and Linen milky white, glossy black acacia wood paneled with thin chrome bar extending to the two doors. Duo-Tone 3-spoke steering wheel with function keys.

The middle of the dashboard is equipped with a three-sided swivel screen, one is a 12.3-inch multi-information touch screen, the other is a fully wooden face and the other side is fitted with 3 sports-style watches. Apple CarPlay and USB integration. Bang & Olufsen speaker system with 16 speakers, 16 channels and 4 digital signal processing (DSP) modes with a capacity of 1,500 W, controlled via BeoSonic interface to help customers choose the sound suitable for the mood.

The gear area has been redesigned, integrating many physical buttons, the car has 4 driving modes including: Comfort, Custom, Sport and Bentley.

The vehicle fully applies the current safety features such as pedestrian detection, traffic condition recognition, automatic braking, HUD screen, infrared camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control , collision warning, active anti-roll system.

High-quality cowhide front seats and dashboard, “Diamond in diamond” stitched and embroidered (diamond in diamond), finely crafted. Perforated seats, integrated heating / cooling function, 20-way power adjustment. The headrests feature a prominent hand-embroidered Bentley logo.

The leather rear seats are similar to the front seats, but with a small area, only suitable for storage or for children.

The rear rear is spacious with a capacity of 257 liters that can hold two medium-sized suitcases.

The car uses a turbocharged 4-liter V8 engine, with a capacity of 542 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque, accelerating 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 318 km / h through 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive system.

Currently, the price of the car is not disclosed. In the US, the standard Continental GT doesn’t include options that start at $ 202,500.

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