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Bentley airlifts a V8 Continental GT coupe over Munich [video]

Bentley is taking a page out of Mercedes' marketing play book by performing a similar helicopter airlift in Munich, Germany.

Back in 2009 we saw Mercedes-Benz airlift an SLS AMG to the top of a building in Stuttgart. Subsequently, Lamborghini did the same with the Reventon and now Bentley flew their new V8 Continental GT to the top of the fashionable SkyLounge - positioned in a bridge between two skyscrapers - for the vehicle's launch party.

Klaus Becker, General Manager of Bentley Munich, who organised the helicopter lift commented, "A dramatic car got the debut we felt it deserved and we took a little bit of our inspiration from Bentley's iconic ‘Winged B' emblem. On a practical level the helicopter was the fastest way to get to the rooftop podium."

The new V8 Continental GT and GTC models are equipped with Audi's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 kW) at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 660Nm (487 lb ft).The V8 GT can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 188mph (303 km/h).

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Comments (17)

NHB
Could Mr. Oh Yeh tell us that what is wrong with platrom sharing?
Feb 12, 2012 3:58 pm
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RoadRunner
nothing, I didnt say a word. cant be botherd really.
Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm
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Jorge_has_A3_TDI
The engine is the only good thing in that car.
Feb 10, 2012 6:23 pm
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NHB
How about styling and interior? How about the brand? What are the bad things in that car?
Feb 11, 2012 1:28 pm
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RoadRunner
The Audi RS5 broke down, god sorry the Bentley Gt broke down and it got air lifed back to the garage hehe, Amazing how a bagde can add an extra £60+
Feb 10, 2012 5:24 pm
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vilivo
not same platform, learn your car platforms... here's ur sign...
Feb 11, 2012 8:18 am
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RoadRunner
Of course it is, Who are you kidding... Everyone knows all Bentleys are Audi platforms. Bentley Mulsane is an Audi A8, Bentley Gt is an Audi RS5. Yes they will be small modifercation but the DNA is Audi. Here's ur sign...
Feb 11, 2012 9:08 am
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RoadRunner
Feb 11, 2012 9:12 am
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vilivo
Not this time man, the GT is off a Passat platform, not an A5... as i said, the sign...
Feb 11, 2012 12:45 pm
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GSS5_23
oh yeh, you clearly don't know sh!t. first of all the mulsanne isn't even built on an audi/vw platform. secondly, the cgt has pretty much nothing to do with the rs5. the rs5 shares a platform with an a4. the cgt is built on a modified a8 platform shared with the vw phaeton.
Feb 12, 2012 1:30 am
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vilivo
My bad, phaeton, not passat- must be the old age thing, my brain is slowly rotting :)
Feb 12, 2012 9:07 am
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RoadRunner
Of course the mulsane is the same or moderfield platform of the Audi A8, An A8 front doors fit perfectly. The bentley flying spur is the same as the Skoda Superb. Of course VW/Audi will platform share. Look at Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and VW torag. Then the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Audi R8. These platforms are shared. You should know this, if you dont beleave this, then there is something wrong
Feb 12, 2012 12:58 pm
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GSS5_23
just because vw group shares platforms between some cars does not mean they do it for every model and every brand. straight from an autozine article "The Mulsanne is built on neither a Volkswagen platform nor the previous Arnage platform. It is a bespoke platform developed specially for this car (and its forthcoming coupe / convertible derivatives)." now show me proof that the mulsanne is built on an a8 platform. oh wait, learn how to spell first. moron.
Feb 12, 2012 3:02 pm
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RoadRunner
GSS5_23 - Wow your have a small penis. I am dyslexia your cock munching piece of sh!t Happy now..... Well? Its my opinion, that is all Moron.
Feb 12, 2012 4:46 pm
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GSS5_23
when someone resorts to personal attacks about penis size and homosexual acts, you know that person's lost the debate but will not admit it. by the way i do know people with dyslexia and they are actually quite intelligent. keep trying!
Feb 12, 2012 4:54 pm
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RoadRunner
Ok then you've won, Iv lost, Simples. And I gess it is also ok for you your to resorts to "personal attack" about my spelling, then you call me a moron. You've made yourself clear.
Feb 12, 2012 5:06 pm
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vilivo
It does break my heart that when Im done with my car, I will have to park it to adore for later years, as this will be the future- smaller motors, for a better environment. I doubt the next gen. will even offer a 12 cylinder motor...
Feb 10, 2012 5:00 pm
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