The new Continental GT features clean, superformed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. To complement the cars striking interior design, the interior mood lighting (fitted as standard) can be configured to your preference. With lighting strips created to accentuate the cars key design lines, you can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours, as well as backlighting the treadplates in your chosen colour.
Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the new Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, featuring a completely new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes.
As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).
In the engine itself, high-pressure direct injection has been employed alongside port injection, allowing the engine to switch seamlessly between the two, depending on which is most efficient in any given situation. Along with a raft of fuel innovations, it ensures that emission levels are among the best in its class, while also maximising range.
The new Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built. Dual clutch transmission provides impressively quick gearshifts and smooth acceleration to enhance the cars dynamic character. The 48V Active Roll Control system senses road conditions and changes the cars movement instantaneously to optimise handling and ensure a smooth ride. And electric steering improves feedback to the driver so that it always feels right for the driving conditions.
Beneath the bonnet, variable displacement technology allows one entire bank of cylinders to disengage at gentle throttle openings, reducing the number in operation to six and optimising fuel consumption accordingly. The moment the throttle opens wider, the engine reverts to the power of all 12 cylinders.
The new Continental GT First Edition is the most exquisitely appointed expression of the new car. Created to celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking grand tourer, it represents a stunning showcase of Bentley craftsmanship and design.
The specification of the interior has been curated by the designers themselves and brings together the very best features available on the new Continental GT. This includes the Bentley Rotating Display, which enables the driver to switch between three different fascia panels: the default 12.3 high resolution touchscreen, a more classically styled alternative instrument panel, with three handcrafted analogue dials, and a clean, veneer-only face, for an uninterrupted flow of wood, right across the dashboard.
A number of handcrafted details identify the car as the First Edition, including discreet First Edition badging to the interior and exterior.