Bentley Continental GT
aka None
Production 2003-present
Class Entry-level Ultra-Luxury Grand Tourer
Body Style 2-door, 4-seat Coupe
2-door, 4-seat Convertible
Length 4803 mm (189.1)
Width 1915 mm (75.4 in)
Height 1390 mm (54.7 in)
Wheelbase 2745 mm (108.1 in)
Weight 2350 kg (5180 lbs)
Transmission ZF 6HP26 6-Speed Auto, AWD
Engine 4.0 litre V8
6.0 litre twin turbocharged W12 engine
Power 567 hp (423 kW / 575 PS) @ 6100 rpm
516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque @ 1600 rpm

600 hp @ 6000 rpm
553 lb-ft. of torque @ 1750 rpm

621 hp @ N/A rpm
590 lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Maserati GranTurismo
Designer Dirk van Braeckel

Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer coupé produced by Bentley with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement which was released in 2003, replacing the prevAutomotiveious Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T.

Recent Changes[]

  • A special edition "Continental GT Supersports Ice Record Edition" was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
  • For 2011, the aging Continental GT gets a mid-cycle facelift as well as the introduction of the a 4.0 litre V8.[1]

  • At the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, Bentley launched a China market only limited edition model called Continental GT Design Series China. [2][3]
  • At the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley followed up its first foray into eco-friendly grand touring with the Continental Supersports Convertible; essentially a Supersport-ed GTC. It carries over the Coupe's 621 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter E85-chugging W12 with all the power channeled to all four wheels through a strengthened ZF 6HP26 transmission with a 'Quickshift' system that reduces shift times by 50%. This allows he droptop to launch to 60mph in 3.9 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds), to 100mph in 9.6 seconds (0-160km/h in 9.5 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 202mph or 325km/h. [4]
  • At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley unveiled "eco-friendly" Continental Supersports. Based on the Continental GT, the Supersports puts the kibosh on eco-mentalists with an E85-capable version of their W12 engine producing 621 hp (Bentley's highest output yet) and a prodigious 590 pound-feet of torque. That translates to a very green 0-60 mph sprint of 3.7 seconds. To bolster its eco-conscious intent, the engine is fitted with sensors to monitor how much gasoline and/or ethanol is being used. It's also 110 lb lighter than the standard GT , omitting 2 seats, and features Bentley's new Quickshift, which halves gear change times. This car should bring Bentley back to shopping list of Hollywood's A-list who have had to make do with the Prius to be fashionably green. [5]
  • For the Summer of 2007, Bentley has unveiled a facelifted version of the Continental GT as well as a higher performing version called GT Speed. The GT Speed develops 600bhp (441kW) and 750Nm (553ft-lb) of torque out of the 6.0 litre W12 mill, reducing 0-60mph time to just 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5s) with a top speed of 202mph (326km/h).
  • 2009 sees the introduction of the drop top GTC Speed. The new car is essentially the same in concept as the 600 hp GT Speed but without a roof. It allows owners to enjoy top down motoring at speeds of up to 200mph (322 km/h).[6]

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  • RECALL ALERT: On March 7, 2008, Bentley announced a recall affecting 4 MY 2004 - 2006 Continental GTs & Continental Flying Spurs due to the passenger airbag replacement trimmed covers have been manufactured with tethers of an incorrect length. In the event of a crash, this could result in damage to the airbag itself during deployment increasing the risk of injuries. Bentley dealers will replace the passenger's airbag cover free of charge. [7]
  • RECALL ALERT: On June 4, 2008, Bentley announced a recall affecting 13,000 Bentley Continental GT, GT Speed, Flying Spur, and GTCs produced between 2004-2008 due to a defective fuel filter housing which can be eaten through by road salt, allowing fuel spray, and potentially engine fire. [8]


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2011 facelift


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Unique Attributes[]

The Continental GT has a 6 L W12 engine with twin turbochargers which develops 552 hp (411 kW) at 6100 RPM and 479 lb-ft (650 N-m) at 1600 RPM. Never before had a 12 cylinder engine been employed on a Bentley car. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes 4.7 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 s), the top speed is 198 mph (312 km/h). It has all-wheel drive, the first Bentley to do so, and a six speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles for instant override. The engine and air suspension are manufactured by Bentley, but are loosely based on owner Volkswagen's flagship car the Phaeton.

The Continental GT features the largest brake disc on any production car at 405 mm (16 in) in front. The rear disc measures 335 mm (13 in).



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While praised for its handling, power and refinement, the Continental GT was recently criticized in the Dupont Registry's Exotic Car Buyers Guide 2008 as being "nose heavy", making it "cumbersome on tight roads", and for being more of a two-seater than the 2+2 it is marketed as.


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Current Generation[]

Third generation (2018–present)[]

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Length 4,850 mm (190.9 in)
Width 1,954 mm (76.9 in)
Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Wheelbase 2,851 mm (112.2 in)
Weight 2,244 kg (4,947 lb) (W12)

2,164 kg (4,771 lb) (V8)

Transmission 8-speed Porsche PDK dual clutch
Engine 6.0 L W12 twin-turbo

4.0 L V8 twin-turbo

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Designer Stefan Sielaff

The press release announcing a third-generation Continental GT was made on 29 August 2017. The model made its physical debut when it was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show where it drew a huge crowd. Production began in 2018 with a base price of GB£156,700. In January 2019, Bentley announced it would celebrate its 100th birthday with a limited-edition car, likely based on the Continental GT, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. November 2018 saw the debut of a 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible, to go on sale in 2019.

The model shares the Volkswagen-developed MSB platform with the second-generation Porsche Panamera. Compared to previous models, the car features a lighter body (>80 kg (176.4 lb)), an extended wheelbase (135 mm (5.3 in)), a 48-volt roll-control system and a new 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, as well as a significant interior overhaul including an industry first rotating display. The Continental GT is the first production car ever to have an entire body side made from the Super Formed process; a precision technique with aluminium which allows more complex, sharply defined body lines. Unlike prior models, the panels are "superformed" with heated aluminum sheets molded by gas instead of a stamp. Manufacturer's figures indicate 0–60 mph takes 3.6 seconds (3.7 seconds 0–100 km/h) and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph). The W12 engine – designed, developed, and handbuilt in Crewe – is a further enhanced version of the TSI engine launched in the Bentayga in 2016. Featuring high- and low- pressure direct fuel injection, a variable displacement system, stop-start technology and launch mode, the powertrain produces 635 PS (626 hp) and 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) of torque.

Continental GT V8 (2019–)[]

The Continental GT V8 has a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 550 PS (542 hp) and 770 N⋅m (568 lb⋅ft) of torque. The car can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h).

Continental GT/GTC Mulliner (2020–)[]

The Continental GT Mulliner is a luxury version of the Continental GT V8 Which's Interior features have been handcrafted. The car has the Mulliner driving Specification and the Mulliner interior features. This car has a V8 engine identical to the Bentley Continental GT V8 and has the same capabilities. This car also has a Convertible version known as the GTC Mulliner with the same configurations as all the other models have.

Continental GT /GTC Speed (2021–)[]

The Bentley Continental GT speed is a car powered by a W12 engine as the Continental GT which enables it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). It also has a maximum torque of 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft) and a maximum power of 659 PS (650 bhp). The interior features sporty seats and the new Bentley rotating screen. This car also has a convertible edition which has the same capabilities of the GT coupé except the acceleration capability of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) which takes 3.6 seconds.

Previous generations[]

Second generation (2011–2018)[]

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Production 2011–2018
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Length 4,806 mm (189.2 in)
Width 1,944 mm (76.5 in)
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Wheelbase 2,746 mm (108.1 in)
Weight 2,320 kg (5,115 lb)
Transmission 8-speed tiptronic automatic
Engine 4.0 L EA824 twin-turbo V8

6.0 L EA398 twin-turbo W12
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Designer Dirk van Braeckel

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Ordering of the Continental GT began in October 2010, with deliveries of 2011 Continental GT beginning in the first quarter of 2011. The GT V8 version of the Continental GT has a twin-turbo 4 litres (3,993 cc) V8 engine (developed jointly with Audi) that produces 500 hp (373 kW) and 487 lb⋅ft (660 N⋅m) of torque. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h). It also features Cylinder deactivation technology that can deactivate half of the cylinders when they're not needed to improve fuel economy by up to 8%. Other changes, including on-demand steering assistance, weight reduction, better engine heat management, overrun alternator charging and eco-tyres, improve overall fuel consumption by 40% from the W12's 17.1 mpg to the V8's 26.1 mpg. Buyers should be aware that about 30% or more of these engines (2013) have suffered catastrophic failure of the turbos, often after warranty expiry.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, followed by the SkyLounge in Munich, the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition and the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Continental GT V8 S (2014–2018)[]

Available in a coupe and convertible body, The Continental GT V8 S is a version of the Continental GT V8 with increased engine power to 528 PS (388 kW; 521 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft) of torque at 1,700 rpm. The 8 Speed ZF automatic transmission's calibration was also enhanced to provide a more responsive drive. The GT V8 S also features increased agility and body control to match the engine's higher output, achieved by revising the damper and spring rates, suspension uprights, anti-roll bars and stability control system as well as lowering the car 10mm. These changes were similar, though not identical to those fitted to GT Speed models of the same ear also. An aerodynamic front splitter, discrete side sills and rear diffuser in Beluga gloss were also fitted as well as a front radiator matrix also finished in Beluga gloss, new exclusive 20-inch wheels with open-spoke design, red-painted brake calipers, optional sports exhaust, optional duo-tone interiors, choice of interior trim in seventeen hide colours, unique contrast centre stripe for the hide-trimmed roof lining matching the colour of the main hide, knurled chrome detailing to the gearshift lever, Piano Black veneers and 'V8 S' on each sill tread plate as well as on both front fenders. For the first time on a factory GT, dark tint front and rear lights were also made available as an option and proved very popular, so much so that they were standardised on the GT Speed model from the following model year.

Changes to the 2014 Continental GT include the debut of seven distinctive equipment packages. Premier Specification includes additional technology and comfort whilst the Interior Style Specification uses the very best of Bentley hand-craftsmanship for the ultimate tailored cabin.

Continental GT V8 (2012–2018)[]

The GT V8 version of the Continental GT has a twin-turbo 4 litres (3,993 cc) V8 engine (developed jointly with Audi) that produces 500 hp (373 kW) and 487 lb⋅ft (660 N⋅m) of torque. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h). It also features Cylinder deactivation technology that can deactivate half of the cylinders when they're not needed to improve fuel economy by up to 8%. Other changes, including on-demand steering assistance, weight reduction, better engine heat management, overrun alternator charging and eco-tyres, improve overall fuel consumption by 40% from the W12's 17.1 mpg to the V8's 26.1 mpg. Buyers should be aware that about 30% or more of these engines (2013) have suffered catastrophic failure of the turbos, often after warranty expiry.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, followed by the SkyLounge in Munich, the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition and the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Continental Supersports (2017–2018)[]

Available in coupé and convertible bodies, the Continental Supersports (also available with X Specification) is a version of the Continental GT W12 with increased engine power to 710 PS (522 kW; 700 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 1,017 N⋅m (750 lb⋅ft) of torque at 2,050–4,500 rpm. It also includes a ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift, carbon ceramic brakes with enhanced cooling, 420 mm (17 in) front and 356 mm (14 in) rear carbon silicon carbide brake discs, 21-inch forged alloy wheels, optional titanium exhaust system, updated version of the torque vectoring system from Continental GT3-R, dynamic system brakes, lowered and stiffened dynamic suspension set-up, front and rear bumper designs incorporating a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser respectively, new side sill extensions and bonnet vents in carbon-fibre, gloss-black front wing vents, rifled exhaust tailpipe in gloss-black, dark-tint headlamps and tail-lamps, black-finished brightware at front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds; optional aerodynamically balanced rear spoiler and front splitter combination for coupe, new Supersports badging, 21-inch forged alloy wheels in black and bright-machined finish, optional side decals optional carbon-fibre engine cover in gloss-finish with Supersports branding, multi-layer hood for convertible, neck warmer for convertible, tri-tone interior option, new diamond-quilted design at seats and door side panels with Alcantara upholstery, a choice of 11 veneers and technical finishes (including chequered Supersports carbon-fibre fascia panels), new Supersports emblem stitching, bespoke Supersports steering wheel and unique gearlever with Alcantara accents. 710 Supersports in total will be built.

The X Specification includes eight unique duo-tone paint treatments and carbon-fibre door mirrors and heel plates, titanium exhaust, carbon-fibre finish to the interior side panels and carbon-fibre engine cover, a gloss black finish to the 21-inch forged wheels.

First generation (2003–2011)[]

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The vehicle debuted in 2003 at the Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, the 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the 2003 annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone.[7] The car differed from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coach-built car. The price at launch was less than half the price of the Continental R, giving the car a wider customer base.

The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a DIN-rated power output of 560 PS (412 kW; 552 bhp) at 6,100 rpm, and torque of 650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600–6,100 rpm. A Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 km/h (197.6 mph).[3]

Early models include a choice of 6 body colours (Diamond Black, Burnt Oak, Cypress, Neptune, Spruce, and Umbrian Red), 8 hide colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic, Portland, Saffron, Savannah, Saddle), 5 veneer types (Burr Oak, Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Walnut, Madrona, Piano Black) and 4 carpet and seatbelt colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic). The dashboard clock was made by Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling.

Changes to the Bentley Continental GT for 2005 include voice activation for the in-car telephone in six languages and increased interior trim options with the addition of magnolia hide, as well as carpets and seat belts that can be matched to either the main or secondary hide colour.The Mulliner Driving Specification includes 20-inch 2-piece 7-spoke alloy sports wheels with bespoke Yokohama Advan Sport 275/35 R20 tyres, drilled alloy sports foot pedals and footrest, a gear lever finished in knurled chrome and hide, two-tone leather and veneer combinations, diamond quilted hide to facings, doors and rear quarter panels; embroidered 'Bentley' marque emblem to seat facings, indented hide headlining and dark-stained burr walnut or piano black veneer.

Continntal Supersports (2009–2011)[]

In February 2009, Bentley announced a limited production of the Bentley Continental Supersports. The car was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show,[29] announced by Jay Leno, to be available in autumn 2009 worldwide, followed by FlexFuel-compatible models in North America by summer 2010.

The first Bentley capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and biofuel (E85 ethanol), its 6.0 litre W12 engine is rated at 630 PS (463 kW; 621 bhp) at 6,000 rpm and 800 N⋅m (590 lbf⋅ft) at 1,700–5,600 rpm – using either fuel. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds and 0 to 160 km/h (0.0 to 99.4 mph) in 8.9 seconds, with a top speed of 329 km/h (204.4 mph). This makes it the fastest and the most powerful production Bentley ever at the time of production. The Supersports is already known as the best handling Bentley. Bentley says the Supersports can deliver 1.29 g forces on a 300-foot (91 m) skid pad, as compared to its sibling the Continental GT speed, which can perform up to 0.98 g forces on a 300-foot (91 m) skid pad.

It includes a revised ZF 6HP26A tiptronic automatic with a "Quickshift" system that reduces shift times by 50%, and enables double downshifts. The car uses a Torsen T-3 centre differential for the 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the four-wheel drive system. Other changes include revised Continuous Damping Control (CDC), 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels (with increased 25 mm (1.0 in) offset on rear wheels) with 275/35 ZR20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires, advanced Bosch Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with switchable Dynamic Mode, Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic disc brakes (claimed to be the largest brakes ever fitted to a production car at the time of production), 110 kilograms (243 lb) weight saving over Continental GT Speed and an automatic retractable spoiler (deploys at 80 km/h (50 mph)).

Continental Supersports Convertible (2010–2011)[]

The Continental Supersports Convertible is a convertible version of the Continental Supersports coupe. It features a revised version of the ZF 6HP26 transmission with "Quickshift," cutting shift times by 50% and enabling double downshifts. The convertible also gets new, lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels that are 22 lb (10.0 kg) lighter than the standard wheel.

Special editions[]

Continental GT3-R (2015)[]

It is a limited and track-focused version of the Bentley Continental GT V8 S inspired by the Continental GT3 Le Mans car. It was limited to 300 units, including 99 units in the United States and 4 units in Canada. The top speed of the car was 170 MPH.

2015 Continental GT3-R Front

Front of the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R

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Former models: 3 Litre · 3.5 Litre · 4¼ L · 4 Litre · 4½ Litre · 8 Litre · Arnage · Azure (1995) · Azure (2006) · Brooklands (1992) · Brooklands (2008) · Continental R · Corniche · Mark V · Mulsanne (1980) · Mulsanne (2010) · R Type · S1 · S2 · S3 · Speed Six · T-Series · Turbo R · Turbo RT

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Concept Cars: Hunaudieres · Arnage Drophead Coupé Concept · Java Coupe · Java Convertible · S3 E Design · GTZ Zagato · T1 Coupé Speciale

Racing Vehicles: Speed 8


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