Bentley Continental GT V8 2019 review

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Bentley takes the less is more approach with V8-powered Conti and scores the most convincing and enjoyable result in the recent history of the mainstream Bentley

Predictably enough, it’s Bentley’s now not-so new Continental GT boasting a 4-litre twin turbo V8. Just like the previous generation Conti, this car now makes up one half of the Continental GT range, sitting alongside its 6.0-litre W12 flagship brother.The engine is the same in all but installation details as that in the Bentayga V8, but with 542bhp, it’s usefully more powerful than even the 521bhp ‘S’ version of the old Continental GT, not to mention that it’s fitted into a car an even more useful 130kg lighter. Which means it will hit 62mph in 4sec flat.It costs £148,800, which is a touch more than 11 grand less than the 626bhp W12 car. It is also 50kg lighter than the W12, all removed from the nose, which means their power to weight ratios are separated by little more than 30bhp per tonne. The suspension of the V8 has been tweaked, but only to tune it match the change in weight and distribution.
Source: Autocar

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