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The Bentley Continental GT is a two-door plus two ‘ grand coupé released in 2003. The GT is a totally new car, the first under VW management and the first Bentley to employ mass manufacturing techniques sharing a with the Volkswagen Phaeton in a much more affordable priced at half that of the Continental R and a car made in much numbers.

The Continental GT has transformed the company a major global brand.

It is with a 6.0#160;litre twin-turbocharged W12 which produces a DIN -rated power output of 560 metric (412#160;kW ; 552#160;bhp ) at 6,100#160;rpm. and of 650 newton metres (479#160;lbf·ft ) at [ 1 ] Torsen -based permanent drive is standard. [ 1 ] It will from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.8#160;seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 per hour (197.6#160;mph). [ 1 ]

First (2003–2011) [ edit ]

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The vehicle was unveiled in Geneva Motor Show, by Le Mans, [ 4 ] 2003 Goodwood of Speed, [ 5 ] 2003 annual Drivers Club meeting at [ 6 ] Very importantly, the car differed from the previous Continental R T in terms of its concept: although of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car in significantly larger numbers. It is not a car. As a result the price at was significantly less than the R (approximately half) and this exposed the car to a much wider and new base as a more affordable

Early models include a of 6 body colours (Diamond Burnt Oak, Cypress, Spruce, and Umbrian Red), 8 colours (Beluga, Burnt Laurel, Nautic, Portland, Savannah, Saddle), 5 veneer (Burr Oak, Burr Dark Stained Walnut, Piano Black), 4 carpet and colours (Beluga, Burnt Laurel, Nautic). [ 7 ]

2005 model year Mulliner Driving Specification [ edit ]

Changes to Bentley GT includes voice activation for telephone in six languages, increased trim option with of Magnolia hide, carpets and that can be matched to either the or secondary hide colour.

Driving Specification includes 2-piece 7-spoke alloy wheels with bespoke Sport 275/35 R20 tyres, alloy sports foot and footrest, gear lever in knurled chrome and hide, leather and veneer combinations, quilted hide to facings, and rear quarter panels; ‘Bentley’ marque emblem to facings, indented hide dark-stained Burr Walnut or black veneer.

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The vehicles went on sale in 2004. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ]

Flying Spur [ ]

The four-door Continental Flying saloon was first displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. The Spur utilizes most of the underpinnings of the Bentley Continental GT, and was to European and North American in the summer of 2005. Together, the Continental GT and Flying Spur boosted Bentley’s annual from around 1,000 in 2003, to 9,200 units in [ citation needed ]

The Flying has a 6-litre, 12-cylinder engine, in a W formation. Unlike a conventional engine with two banks of six the Continental’s 6-litre engine is in two banks of VR six cylinders each (2x This shortens the W-12 length considerably, compared to a configuration.

The W-12 produces 552#160;bhp 560#160;PS), accelerates from 0 to in 4.9 seconds, and propels the Flying top speed of 194#160;mph (312#160;km/h).

One aspect of the Continental Flying is its grille. Made to look traditional chromed brass it is a metal-covered plastic-core. This was as a safety feature; it is designed to apart upon impact a pedestrian .

Continental GT Diamond (2006-) [ edit ]

It is a limited units) version of 2007 year Continental GT Mulliner Specification, commemorating Crewe 60th anniversary. It included carbide brakes (420x40mm front and 356x28mm rear), 9Jx20-inch 14-spoke alloy choice of 3 additional exclusive colours (Moroccan Blue blue), Anthracite (grey and Meteor (steel blue unique insignia to exterior, treadplates with text 60 years of manufacturing in Crewe’, of upgraded veneers (Dark Burr Walnut or Piano (additional veneers available at cost)), drilled alloy foot pedals, gear finished in knurled chrome and diamond quilted hide to facings, door and rear panels; embroidered Bentley to seat facings, indented headlining, Mulliner alloy filler cap. [ 11 ]

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