The luxury of spontaneity the freedom to take to the open road on your own terms. No other car on the road today exemplifies the spirit of lifes grand tour more than the Bentley Continental GT.
The new model sports an even more powerful W12 twin turbo engine, up to 590 PS from 575 PS, and an innovative variable displacement system that creates more power, but with fewer emissions than ever before.
Alongside this increased performance is a suite of refinements to create the most luxurious traveling experience. They include a new, more sculpted and sporty steering wheel allowing the drivers hands to grip, and connect, more closely with the car. There's an optional semi-aniline hide that forms the enhanced straight seating for an even more luxurious traveling experience. Supercar speed meets handcrafted luxury.
From the company's earliest days, our cars set new standards in automotive design and engineering. They were icons of motoring. These cars took the Grand Touring rulebook and rewrote it. The beautiful R-Type Continental in the 1950s and the Continental GT at the start of the 21st century. A revolution in Grand Touring. The Continental GT represents a new chapter in the Continental story.
The story of Bentley begins with an engine. But not a car engine. The Sopwith Camels BR1 rotary-radial engine, considered the finest fighter aircraft engine of World War I, was designed by a young engineer called W.O. Bentley. Its success provided W.O. with the funds to found a car company in 1919. Within the decade, Bentley had become the dominant force in endurance racing, with five Le Mans victories and countless other accolades to its name.
Bentleys engineers have further refined the twin-turbochargers for improved responsiveness at low engine speeds. Together with the latest ME17 engine management system and the beneficial effects of the new 8-speed close-ratio transmission, the result is a 12% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as faster acceleration, compared with the preceding W12 model.
Unlike standard two-wheel-drive cars, the Continental GT benefits from one of the worlds most advanced all-wheel-drive systems, ensuring that all the power the 12-cylinder engine generates is utilized. Its ability to accelerate under a wave of torque at any speed, in all weather conditions is unparalleled.
To complement its modern interior, the Continental GT boasts touchscreen technology.
The system designed specifically by Bentley uses a combination of touchscreen controls and classic knurled rotary switches to offer instant usability and crystal-clear feedback.