Bentley To Offer Special Editions for the Continental GT

It seems like Bentley is pretty busy at the moment, with the company working on a multitude of developments for the future. The automaker plans to make the most out of the recently-introduced Continental GT, which is scheduled to hit the market next year. The British carmaker wants to offer multiple special editions for the grand tourer, as autocar reports.

Bentley could come up with a strategy similar to the one used by Porsche, which constantly releases special editions for the 911 series. This has proven to be a successful pathway for the German automotive producer, boosting both its reputation and profit.

The facelifted Bentley Continental GT is powered by a W12 powerplant that allows the driver to play with 575 hp and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft (700 Nm). However, Bentley is currently working together with Audi to develop a 4.0 liter V8 engine that will be used to offer an entry-level version of the vehicle.

The unit will be engineered to offer a high level of efficiency, offering a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions, compared to the W12 unit. The carmaker will tweak the engine to deliver plenty of mid-range torque, in order for it to offer a traditional Bentley experience.

In addition to that, the automaker is currently weighing the possibility to offer the future V8 engine with an Audi S-Tronic double clutch transmission. company engineers are currently making efforts to integrate the new gearbox into the vehicle’s transmission tunnel, as this has a different shape than the one of the six-speed ZF transmission used by the W12 unit.
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