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Bentley Continental GT V8 tackles Goodwood

 Bentley Continental GT V8 tackles Goodwood
Bentley Continental GT V8 16.3.2012

Runs to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is still a couple of months away, but that hasn't stopped Bentley from putting in a few practice runs at the legendary hill climb.

According to Marketing Manager Steven Egan, "The team had an excellent day at Goodwood with the new Continental V8 and we're now looking forward to returning in the summer as one of the Festival's official partners and with our leading ‘Bentley Boy' drivers behind the wheel."

As we have previously reported, the model features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine with 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 kW) and 660 Nm (487 lb ft) of torque. It enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 303 km/h (188 mph).

Source: Bentley

BENTLEY V8 THUNDERS OVER GOODWOOD'S HILL

  • New Continental GT 4.0 litre V8 prepares for Goodwood Festival of Speed with first high-speed runs
  • Supersports Convertible ISR and Mulsanne also take on classic hill climb
(Crewe/Goodwood. 15 March, 2012) Bentley's new Continental GT 4.0 litre V8 tried Goodwood's hill climb for size and instantly hit its stride in preparation for this summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodwood's VIP guests got an early glimpse of this latest member of the Continental family as well as hearing the unique, sporting rumble of Bentley's latest high performance engine.

"The team had an excellent day at Goodwood with the new Continental V8 and we're now looking forward to returning in the summer as one of the Festival's official partners and with our leading ‘Bentley Boy' drivers behind the wheel," commented Steven Egan, Bentley's Marketing Operations Manager.

The Bentley Driving Team also took the opportunity to give the world's fastest luxury convertible, the 6.0 litre W12 Continental Supersports Convertible ISR, as well as the company's flagship, the 6.75 litre V8 Mulsanne, some early season and high-speed workouts.

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Comments (10)

 kmayb kmayb
Why can't the Bentley EXP9 SUV borrow some design cues ( especially around the front end ) from this. Much smoother and more modern than the garbage served up in that concept...
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March 19, 2012 2:01 pm
 SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
like it
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March 18, 2012 9:47 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
in real life this looks alot better than original...slight changes make such a difference.... so much so if i had a little more spare cash id have one
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March 17, 2012 6:21 pm
 NYyanks NYyanks
Classy and Fast.....indeed
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March 17, 2012 2:16 pm
 gooniz gooniz
thats a very expensive (VW). you pay a fortune for a car that will only work properly for one year (Max). after that all hell will break loose and you will be well known in the service department. if you are a big fan of bentley, ferrari, and lambo (fine with me) just dont try to convince other people that these machines are worth their prices.
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March 17, 2012 3:19 am
 kayutr90 kayutr90
Dream Car_
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March 16, 2012 8:45 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
It looks ugly.
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March 16, 2012 5:06 pm