2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Boldride.com – Pictures, Wallpapers

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The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 GT coupé and GTC convertible achieve standards for power-to-emissions in the high sports car sector.

This new Bentley V8 engine delivers power of 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm lb ft) which is available across the entire rev range from to 5000 rev/min, providing performance and effortless power in the Bentley tradition. Combined a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic this translates into a mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds for the GT (0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) and a top of 188 mph (303 km/h).

At the same the new V8 Continental models achieve levels of fuel efficiency and for the luxury performance sector and are of travelling over 500 miles km) on a single tank of fuel.

The of the new V8 Continental models fulfills environmental commitment to produce a new that delivers a 40 per cent in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

The new V8 features variable displacement a highly sophisticated engine system, ensuring a seamless and transition from V8 to V4 mode light throttle load.

The V8 also features high direct injection, low friction thermal management, energy via the charging system, and innovative charger packaging for greater

The instantly recognizable growl of the new 4.0 V8 engine sets it apart its Bentley stablemates.

The new V8 engine be available in two models; the Continental GT and the GTC. Expressing their muscular character, these are distinguished by a black gloss grille with chrome and centre bar, a red enamel ‘B’ badge, and a black matrix lower front bumper by distinctive body-colored strakes.

At the rear, unique chromed eight’ exhaust tailpipes, a lower valance and red enamel ‘B’ badge emphasize the sporty, identity of the new V8s.

Both are specified with 20-inch wheels as standard with an 21‑inch six-spoke design is available in dramatic Diamond (exclusive to the Continental V8) or Diamond finishes.

Inside the cabin, an cloth headlining, new contemporary Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, two-tone leather color and short centre console the fresh, sporting design

The two new Continental models will be beneath the flagship 6.0 litre, engined Continental GT and GTC, continue to excite customers a combination of silken refinement and the power of the twin-turbocharged W12 Continental that, in its most potent delivers an astonishing 631 bhp (640

Both new models feature a all-wheel drive system an advanced Torsen differential and a rear biased power This ensures safe yet sports car handling in all road

Since the launch of the original GT in the W12-engined Continental range has from strength to strength over 50,000 sales making Bentley’s factory in England, the largest producer of 12 engines in the world. The W12 story to unfold and remains the ultimate of Bentley’s engineering strength.

The red ‘B’ and black gloss grille a strong indicator that a Bentley powerplant nestles in the bay of the Continental GT V8 and its convertible stablemate.

Settle into the supportive seats, press the start and all is revealed. The new 4.0 litre Bentley comes to life with an V8 burble: deep, sporty and for action.

To achieve the 40 per cent improvement targeted by Bentley’s of Directors back in 2008, engineering team left no unexamined. The reduction in displacement 6.0 litre W12 to 4.0 litre V8 was the first point – but a smaller capacity in itself would not have anything close to the ambitious and emissions targets.

Variable – deactivating cylinders when at a cruising speed or light – was already an area of Bentley The Bentley Mulsanne’s 6.75 V8, though similar in format to the Bentley V8 of 1959, features displacement as part of its technologically-advanced

Similar technology now features on the 4.0 V8: when the engine’s control detects a light throttle as the driver maintains a steady speed or gentle acceleration or it closes the valves in four of the cylinders so that they act as air springs.

This has two immediate the remaining four cylinders at a higher level of efficiency, and the frictional and gas transfer losses are As soon as the driver presses the harder the engine instantly back to full eight-cylinder

Switchable hydraulic engine compensate for the different resonances of V8 and V4 as the mount switches to a ‘soft’ during idle for improved from vibration.

Seamlessly managing the transition modes and maintaining optimum throughout the V8’s operating is a highly advanced engine system (EMS). A 32-bit microprocessor performs up to 180 million per second, providing an unparalleled of precision in its control of the combustion

The EMS also controls the thermal system that ensures a warm‑up for the engine and transmission, as as the switchable oil control system, of which has a contribution to make to the new overall 40 per cent efficiency

Another key component of the innovative V8 is the new close-ratio 8‑speed automatic Not only does it deliver smoother gearshifts, it also for 6 per cent of the total 40 per cent gain achieved by the new V8. Having a number of ratios ensures the engine is always working at its efficient gearing, while torque losses have minimised within the transmission.

New management features ensure the V8 reaches its most efficient temperature as swiftly as possible, losses via the unwanted extra of cold lubricants and bearings.

A warm-up valve keeps inside the engine until a temperature has been reached. It diverts the warm coolant to the heating it rapidly thereby energy losses. Only both major drivetrain have reached their efficient operating temperatures the coolant enter the full system.

In the quest for efficiency, engineers considered the design of component to minimise energy without compromising power or This process of ‘engine encompassed everything from oil variable oil pressure and indirect to the use of low friction bearings. Unusually, as as being technically demanding to the turbochargers are mounted within the ‘V’ of the V8, to efficiency and weight reduction, a that Bentley’s engineering as ‘hot side inside’.

Bentley’s engineers have designed the electrical system to in a more efficient way, the amount of power sapped by the Using the principle of recuperation, the output is ‘topped up’ by the battery at low speeds, then the process is via energy recovery during times when the car is decelerating.

a typical drive cycle can reduce fuel consumption by 4 per while the ‘on demand’ variable assistance for the steering adds a 3 per cent efficiency gain. the specification of the tires had an additional 1 per efficiency gain to contribute, without compromising the Bentley’s grip and responsive handling

As a result of these incremental through the use of advanced engineering the new Bentley Continental GT V8 does offer a 40% improvement, compared to the Continental GT of 2008, the date the commitment was made.

But the greatest of all is that the thunderous Bentley characteristics are maintained. Full acceleration will catapult the V8 GT or GTC past sixty miles an in less than five performance figures only by the 6.0 litre W12 powered models.

still, it will do so with an of aural and sensory feedback – a growl rising to a full racer’s pitch – that a new form of Bentley driving Bentley’s engineers accepted no in their pursuit of efficiency – and as a the owners of the new Continental V8 models make no compromises in their of its performance.

The new Continental V8 models have all the muscular elegance of their W12 with their distinctive rear track, super aluminium wings, powerful and low, poised stance. But a of key differences distinguish these of the Continental family.

One of the most differences is also one of the smallest. it appears on the Mulsanne and the 6.0 W12 Continental the winged ‘B’ emblem above the grille has a black enamel

On the Continental V8, the enamel is red. a distinction that dates back to the 1920s, where the label’ badge appeared the company’s smaller cars, as the short-chassis 3 Litre, while badges were usually for larger-engined models.

Other distinguishing features are more The radiator grille of the V8 models gloss black mesh, by a fine chrome surround, in of the W12 Continental GT’s brightwork.

the grille the lower bumper features black mesh and is by strakes into three segments. The effect, both and figuratively, is a Bentley with a side to its character; potent, and challenging.

At the rear two eye-catching eight’ exhaust pipes, one side of a dark lower valance, tell those in the that this Bentley is by the advanced, exhilarating and efficient new 4.0 V8.

Both the coupe and convertible be launched with 20-inch as standard and customers will be able to select from two wheel designs especially for the Continental V8 models. Both options feature a six-spoke with a strong, sporting and are finished in either Diamond (exclusive to the Continental V8) or Diamond Each Bentley ‘B’ emblem on the wheel centre caps is finished in red.

The cockpit of the two Continental V8 models has a sporty ambience, featuring a new Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, for the and trim. Both the coupe and feature a technical finish cloth headlining, rather the leather that is standard in W12-engined counterparts.

Unlike the through-console of the W12, the centre simply separates driver and passenger seats, underscoring the lean and weight-conscious ethos of the V8

Both the coupe and convertible be offered with a choice of single-tone interior hide seven exterior finishes and (in the of the GTC) three hood

However, owners wishing to the full palette of 17 exterior 17 hide colors, up to seven duotone color ‘splits’ and hood colors available on the W12, can take this This also brings to the full Bentley range of and a new sporty duotone seat

Other optional packages the Driving Specification, Mulliner Specification, Touring Specification and Specification. Many, however, prefer the sporting, focused of the single-color interior with its clean Fiddleback Eucalyptus and Eliade cloth headlining.

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