Bentley Continental GT V8 S revealed – PistonHeads

18 Nov 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Bentley Continental GT V8 S revealed – PistonHeads


with the latest Flying and the hype surrounding the GT3 . it had appeared the Continental GT V8 was being neglected by However, the engineers have had a few moments, and will present at the V8 S.

Optional sports exhaust a GTC must-have

For ‘S’ see ‘Speed’, as the are similar to the go-faster W12. So from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo is up to (from 507) and torque to ft (from 487). Not huge then, and that’s reflected in the 0-62mph takes half a less at 4.3 seconds and the top speed is up at 192mph.

For the GTC V8 S, those figures drop to 4.5 and 191mph.

Given the Audi RS6 produces and 516lb ft with ostensibly the engine (Bentley does its own apparently), you have to assume is protecting the W12 (575hp and 516lb ft) the outputs of the S.

The chassis modifications are detailed, although still to battle against an unchanged kerbweight. The V8 S sits 10mm than standard, with rates upped by 45 per cent at the and 33 per cent at the rear.

S fills that tiny gap V8 and W12

The dampers have been ‘for a more engaging and drive’, the bushes are 70 per cent and the rear anti-roll is also 54 per firmer. Despite these Bentley is promising a ‘more driving experience without the Continental’s legendary ride

The steering has been changed with new software plus to the static toe and camber to create precision and feedback’. On top of this, an ‘optimised’ ESC which allows slip before intervention and a reapplication of engine torque an ESC intervention. Whilst this sounds promising for the dynamics, we help but be slightly disappointed the V8 S is so far over two tonnes.

Bring on the roadgoing GT3.

To the S from the standard Continental GT V8, a bodykit comprising front side sills and a rear is standard. The 20-inch wheels are a design for the S, with two signature (Monaco Yellow and Kingfisher on the colour chart.

Standard Conti interior no bad

Bentley hasn’t yet announced any for the V8 S. The standard GT V8 coupe starts at and the W12 Ј135,760. It therefore seems the S will remain under to reflect its status in the hierarchy below the 12-cylinder car. For the GTC S, a of just over Ј140,000 likely.

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