Bentley’s most stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S models bring added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering, dramatic ‘S’ signature styling cues, and a distinctive soundtrack from the uprated V8 engine. The new GT V8 S models feature a more powerful version of Bentley’s high-efficiency four-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine developing 521 bhp at 6,000 rev/min and an immense peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) at a mere 1,700 rev/min.
The GT V8 S coupe dispatches the 0-60 mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds onto a top speed of 192 mph. The performance of the GT V8 S convertible is equally impressive, reaching 60 mph from a standing start in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. The coupe returns a combined cycle fuel economy of 26.8 mpg while the convertible returns a combined cycle fuel economy of 25.9 mpg. The new Continental GT V8 S Coupe and Convertible will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Show on September 10, with deliveries beginning in early 2014.