Bentley Continental GT V8: The Jalopnik Review

4 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Bentley Continental GT V8: The Jalopnik Review
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GT V8: The Jalopnik

Bentley’s seen eights and go; the 8-litre coach of 1930, the Eight training Bentley of the the Le Mans-winning Speed 8 prototype of Two of those even had V8 engines, the new Continental GT V8. Can the more-fuel-efficient octomill the mighty W12?

Let’s out.

Full Disclosure: wanted me to drive the new Continental GT V8 so they picked me up in front of a NYC hotel, whisked me off to a morning session at Monticello Motor in upstate New York, then me a GT V8 to take home for a split-personality of highway pulls and hypermiling. Dorsett, call the front

Buying a 12 cylinder is, by far, the exclusory act of car ownership. In the U.S. new start in the hedge-fund-o-sphere — $137,300 the BMW 760i) — and although Camry will buy an older 12-pot Bimmer or Benz, keeping needy bastards fed and clothed is left to the rich or wrenchy. way, the 12-cylinder owner to an exclusive League, populated to the with Extraordinary Gentlemen.

has been Bentley’s gambit the Continental — it’s the gentleman’s Continentals are so tightly associated Volkswagen Group’s butter-smooth, W12, the very idea of an zylinder version suggests mandates enforced by helicopter But such are the times in which we — strange times in which the economy of a Bentley is something to with a straight face.

Here I am eking out a solid 22 mpg according to the GT V8’s dash On the interstate ride back Monticello, I’d set the active control to 65 mph (which, in the Continental, like being stuck a mule team), and took a No, not really. But damned if that and far better on flat stretches, despite upping the cruise to 75. in a Bentley?

More like kicking in the of a Cato Institute counter-conservationist

Thanks be to a tall eighth cylinder deactivation — the V8 cuts cylinders at cruising speeds — and tweaks, which by increment add up to a 40% in fuel economy over the

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Bored practically to tears, I my sneaker. The ZF box kicks down gears at once . the twin-turbocharged, V8 emits a sonic boom and out. Mwahahaha! Eat my dust,

Yes, it’s a Bentley, as thrusty and embracing of weight and as its W12 sibling. Like the W12, the GT V8 is a car that can do things other cars can’t. Like Arbuckle or the late, great D, it makes no apology for its bulk; its weight is a primary characteristic — a fin de siècle bank’s fortress-thick

Since the GT’s ponderousness is a competency, it’s well by engineering decisions that after the fact.

The GT V8 is the second most dynamically Continental, after the $300,000 It must be driven with of its size and weight, but if it’s not into a corner, it can do great — and correcting a line is much a proposition than it was in Continental of the past. And the new engine is so good, torque for days, there’s no to sweat the W12.

The only perhaps, is a good table at the Archeologists’s Club, which only in your mind.

The Continental GT’s exterior tweaks, squaring off of the GT’s edges, introduced in 2010 worn well, though the remains a vexing combination of and awkward angles — a postmodern on a late-60s muscle coupe. the new engine, the GT V8’s visual are neither self-conscious nor boastful; it wears clever, in-the-know — like the ones bourgeois have used for decades to each other apart Nantucket-airport-code stickers).

If you hadn’t the tailpipes form dual of eight. Sneaky.

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