A sense of speed and presence
The new Continental GT features clean, superformed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. To complement the car’s striking interior design, the interior mood lighting (fitted as standard) can be configured to your preference. With lighting strips created to accentuate the car’s key design lines, you can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours, as well as backlighting the treadplates in your chosen colour.
Innovative all new performance
Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the new Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, featuring a completely new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes.
As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).
In the engine itself, high-pressure direct injection has been employed alongside port injection, allowing the engine to switch seamlessly between the two, depending on which is most efficient in any given situation. Along with a raft of fuel innovations, it ensures that emission levels are among the best in its class, while also maximising range.
The most advanced Bentley ever
The new Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built.
Dual clutch transmission provides impressively quick gearshifts and smooth acceleration to enhance the car’s dynamic character. The 48V Active Roll Control system senses road conditions and changes the car’s movement instantaneously to optimise handling and ensure a smooth ride. And electric steering improves feedback to the driver so that it always feels right for the driving conditions.
Variable Displacement technology
Beneath the bonnet, variable displacement technology allows one entire bank of cylinders to disengage at gentle throttle openings, reducing the number in operation to six and optimising fuel consumption accordingly. The moment the throttle opens wider, the engine reverts to the power of all 12 cylinders.
Practically limitless customisation
The new Continental GT is built by hand, offering practically limitless scope for personalisation. Taken together, the vast range of options available for both the interior and exterior of your car ensure you need never see another one like it.
The new Continental GT can be commissioned with a stunning dual-veneer trim, in which the natural grain of wood is contrasted with clean, minimalist Piano Black, or distinctive Grand Black on the First Edition, the two finishes separated by a 3mm strip of polished chrome, tracing a ring around the cabin. Alternatively, there is a choice of eight single veneers, including the new Koa veneer.
The elegant, wide centre console can be commissioned with a sleek finish inspired by the Côtes de Genève finish used inside handmade wristwatches.
Create your own look
Many of the polished chrome details inside the car can be commissioned with Bentley’s new diamond knurling – an eye-catching finish that makes controls easier to grip, while bouncing light beautifully around the car.
There are 15 interior hides to choose from covering everything from the seats and the dashboard top to the door panels and car headliner. They are Magnolia, Camel, Linen, Portland, Saddle, Brunel, Cumbrian Green, Burnt Oak, Damson, Cricket Ball, Hotspur, Newmarket Tan, Porpoise, Imperial Blue and Beluga. Carpets can be chosen to match either the main hide or secondary hide.
The beautiful new piano-finish paint process is applied to each new Continental GT by the craftsmen and women at the Bentley factory in Crewe, working alongside the very latest technology in robot paint systems to provide an unrivalled level of detail. A standard range of 17 colours is available, along with an extended range of a further 13 finishes.
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