Owners of two-door Bentley models have long appreciated the depth and range of options available to them, from the phenomenal performance of the 6.0-liter W12 engine in the Continental GT Speed to the cadence of the 4.0-liter V8 engine in the Continental GT. And now, with the arrival of the S family of Continental GT and Continental GTC models, owners can emphasize the sporty character of the Bentley Continental GT 4.0-liter V8, thanks to a performance-focused design and engineering team.
Dexterity and fun to drive
The new S range maintains the 4.0 liter V8 engine with 542 horsepower (550 PS) with 770 Nm of torque, which has become very popular among customers worldwide. It enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds. For the S family of GT and GTC, the engine has been upgraded with a sport exhaust system as standard to boost the V8 noise tone.
The powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine with a rotating edge gives the lighter Continental GT S models a responsive and agile character, further enhanced by the Bentley Dynamic Ride – the advanced 48-volt active electric control system originally from Bentley . Delivering up to 1300 Nm of torque in 0.3 seconds, the generators inside the anti-rotation rods effectively compensate for the forces in the turns to minimize body rotation during difficult turns, while at the same time improving travel comfort at cruising speeds by detaching left and right wheels.
Exterior design: safe and purposeful
From the glossy black radiator grille and other glossy black decorations, to the distinctive S badge on the front fenders, the new S models make an immediate and dramatic impact. The headlights and taillights are dimmed, while all exterior fixtures are specified in glossy black – with the exception of the Bentley wing badge and the letters that remain in the high-gloss chrome. The arm in glossy black is based on the dark exterior. The effect of these features is thus dramatic, giving the GT and GT S an even more solemn attitude, despite the endless choice of exterior colors with which they combine.
The S package comes with the option of all-new 22-inch wheels, with five Y-spoke wheels painted in glossy black and also available in the new Pale Brodgar Satin Satin Brown color. Red brake calipers shine behind the wheels for perfect sporty contrast.
A second wheel option for the S models is a 21-inch three-spoke design that combines glossy black and car-cut accents, which is also unique to the S models.
Among the exterior finishes are the S badges on the front fenders, the four-spoke exhaust tips (in black, of course) and the black sill extensions, as shown on the Continental GT Speed.
Interior Design: Sensual, Dramatic and Personal
A dynamic and purposeful exterior design complements a gorgeous, performance-focused interior, featuring a two-color color separation pattern unique to the S models.
Going back in history to the early days of Bentley cars, competitors in Brooklands and Le Mans would have tied the steering wheel with wire for a more comfortable and stable control. But today, Bentley executives with a passion for sportsmanship are getting more attention, with Dinamica features like ideal suede for the steering wheel, gear shift knobs, seat cushions and S Continental GT and GTC family backrests. Leather upholstery is used for seat pillars and door inserts, as well as for the dashboard and around the keyboard. The incomparable leather upholstery combination of Dinamica and Bentley creates an interior that offers a sensual contrast between the soft decoration and the delicate, luxurious Dinamica coloring finish.
As for the dashboard, it also carries sporty style through performance-focused graphics, such as the Continental GT Speed. The sleek S-style seats are grooved with stitching as an option, while the S logo stitching appears on the headrest of each seat; Embroidered Bentley wings are an alternative at no extra cost. Final touches include an exclusive metal S badge on the front and illuminated Bentley sill plates with the S badge replacing the Bentley Motors Ltd. nameplate.