Bentley Continental GT Family Gets Styling and Performance Upgrades
Wide range of design upgrades and features is ready for the Continental GT family. In addition, the Continental GT W12 model now has an increased power output, improving its performance and efficiency. Besides this, it was also announced that the Flying Spur will offer even more bespoke luxury experience, focusing on powertrain development, on-board technology and interior comfort. Of course, the new models will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and wll go on sale this summer. Nevertheless, we managed to get some pictures before the big reveal, which you can see below.
First, the Bentley Continental GT will come with refreshed new exterior. The front bumper combines with a smaller radiator shell new fenders. They include new vent, complete with a graceful metallic "B" adornment. Additionally, bright chrome fender badges for the V8 S and W12 models now match those applied to the GT Speed.
The back of the car received new more sculpted boot lid, with a pronounced aerodynamic profile to the trailing edge. The rear bumper has been reshaped and widened. V8 S and GT Speed models get new rear diffuser design. New wheels of 20" and 21" designs have been added to the range.Three new exterior colours are available: Marlin - a rich metallic blue, Camel - a soft golden tone, and Jetstream -a light, bright metallic blue.
The luxury cabin of the Continental family has been further improved. Contemporary straight-fluting pattern now adorns the four seats. In addition, Mulliner Driving Specification gets tightened, "small-diamond" quilting pattern. The center console features refreshed look and the new interior is now illuminated by LEDs. Two new leather colours, Shortbread and Camel, join the Continental range for the new model year.
Under the hood of the Continental GT W12 the new customers will find three changes to the mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 powertrain. Firstly, the engine receives a power and torque increase. They have grown from 575 hp (423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) to 590 hp (434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft). Secondly, this update is accompanied by improvements to fuel economy of up to 5%. And at last, this leads to lower CO2 emissions of 329 g/km.
The Flying Spur has also been updated via the 20" six-tri-spoke or seven-twin-spoke wheels, refined interior style and usability, new paint colours in the hues of Marlin, Camel and Jetstream for the exterior, as well as the addition of Shortbread and Camel for the interior. The W12 engine gains more power resulting in 625 hp (460 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft), but it is more efficient and with greater grand touring capability thanks to the variable displacement system.