Bentley Continental GT V8 S makes it North American debut

Bentley Continental GT V8 S coupeThe Continental GT V8 S makes its North American debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S models bring added excitement to the Bentley Continental range.

The 4-litre twin-turbo V8 powertrain in the GT V8 S develops 521 bhp (528 PS / 389 KW) at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) from 1,700 rpm. Delivered via a close-ratio ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, the increased V8 power provides effortless, exhilarating high performance with breath-taking acceleration and imperceptibly smooth power delivery. Switch into S mode via the gear selector and the V8 S rewards the spirited driver with a sharpened throttle response while gears are held for longer with faster shifts.

The Bentley Continental GT V8 S coupe makes the 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5s) and reaches a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h). This increased performance is achieved without detriment to the V8 engine’s class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions, or its ability to cover more than 500 miles (805 km) between fill-ups.