2018 Bentley Continental GT revealed ahead of its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

The third generation Bentley Continental GT Grand Tourer has been designed, engineered and hand-crafted in Britain. It is powered by a W12 TSI petrol and gets 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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New Bentley Continental GT

The third generation Bentley Continental GT will make its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The new Continental GT now gets revised W12 petrol engine and a sculpted design that takes its inspiration from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car. Powering the new Bentley Continental GT is an all-new and enhanced version of the 6.0 litre W12 TSI engine that delivers 626 hp of power and 900 Nm of torque. The motor is paired to a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission. The car can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 333 kmph.

The Grand Tourer is designed, engineered and made in Britain that gets new technologies and features. It is based on a new, technically advanced, adaptive chassis that uses Bentley’s intelligent 48-volt Dynamic Ride System. Something similar to what Audi showcased for their upcoming A8 sedan. The aluminium body materials save up to 80 kg of the weight than the previous Continental. It is made using Super Formed technology, where aluminium is heated to 500 degree Celsius. This results in more complex, sharp body lines and muscular design. The exterior body of the new Continental GT is made of a lightweight material, reducing weight yet allowing for a higher bending moment, while the company has positioned the engine further back for improved weight distribution.

The cabin gets four seats and features a new ‘diamond in diamond’ leather design, 15 colour options for hides and carpets. The boot space has also been increased. The new technologies include an advanced, fully digital and driver-focused instrument panel and Bentley Rotating Display with a 12.3-inch touch screen.

New Bentley Continental GT

The car manufacturer has also increased the Continental GT’s length by extending the front overhang by 135 mm. The rear gets new tail lamps in ellipses shape. The car also gets latest LED Matrix technology, while the headlamps have been inspired by the finest cut-crystal glasses. new Continental GT also gets 21-inch wheels as standard and 17 exterior paint colours.

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