Bentley Unveils All-New Continental GT S

Bentley is bringing contrast and depth to its Continental GT family with the launch of a new S range, focused on driving performance and visual presence. Through a multitude of enhancements to the exterior design, interior specification and dynamic system, the new S range adjusts the Bentley grand touring recipe to centre on the pleasure of driving – an opposing yet complementary emphasis to the ‘Wellbeing behind the Wheel’ concept of the recent, comfort-centric Azure range launch.

Owners of Bentley’s two-door models have long appreciated the breadth of choice available to them, from the towering performance of the 6.0-litre W12 Continental GT Speed to the characterful beat of the 4.0-litre Continental GT V8. Now, with the arrival of the Continental GT and GTC S, owners can choose to emphasise the sporting character of the 4.0-litre V8-powered Bentley Continental GT, thanks to a package of performance-focused design and engineering features. 

Agile and Exhilarating

The new S range retains the 542 bhp (550 PS) and 770 Nm 4.0-litre V8 engine that’s proved incredibly popular with customers around the world, delivering a time of just 4.0 seconds for 0-100 km/h (62 mph). For the GT and GTC S, the engine is enhanced by the fitment as standard of a Sports Exhaust to amplify the crossplane V8 beat.

The eager, free-revving and lighter 4.0-litre V8 engine gives the Continental GT S models a responsive and agile character, and this is amplified by Bentley Dynamic Ride – the advanced 48V electric active anti-roll control system first pioneered by Bentley. By generating up 1300 Nm in 0.3 seconds, motors within the anti-roll bars actively compensate for cornering forces to minimise body roll under hard cornering, while also improving ride comfort at cruising speeds by decoupling the left- and right-hand wheels from each other.   

Exterior Design: Assertive and Purposeful

From the black gloss radiator grille and black brightware to distinctive S badging on the front fenders, the new S models make an instant and dramatic impact. Headlamps and rear lights are dark tinted, while all exterior brightware is specified in gloss black – with only the winged Bentley badge and lettering being finished in bright chrome. Gloss black wing build on the darker exterior look. The effect of these features is dramatic, giving the GT and GT S a more assertive stance regardless of the limitless choice of exterior colours they’re paired with.

The S range is offered with an all-new 22” wheel option, with five Y-shaped spokes finished in gloss black and also available in a new Pale Brodgar Satin finish. Red-painted brake calipers sit behind the wheels to provide a perfect sporting contrast. 

A second wheel option for the S models is a 21” tri-spoke wheel design that combines gloss black and bright machined finishes – also unique to S. Finishing touches for the exterior include S badging on the front fenders, quad exhaust tailpipes (in black, naturally) and sill extenders in black as featured on the Continental GT Speed. 

Interior Design: Tactile, Dramatic and Individual

Complementing the dynamic and purposeful exterior design is an interior that’s striking and performance-focused, with a two-tone colour split that’s unique to the S models. 

In the early days of Bentley, competitors at Brooklands and Le Mans would wrap steering wheels in cord for extra cushioning and a more secure grip. Today’s sporting Bentley drivers are rather better served, with the suede-like properties of Dinamica proving ideal for the steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushion and seat backrest of the Continental GT and GTC S range.

Leather hide is employed on the seat bolsters, door pads, along the instrument panel and around the console. The pairing of Dinamica with Bentley’s incomparable leather brings an interior that offers the tactile contrast of smooth hide and the soft napped finish of Dinamica.

Driver instrumentation continues the sporting theme with the same performance-focused graphics as the Continental GT Speed. The S design seats are fluted, with quilting available as an option, and the ‘S’ emblem is embroidered on the headrest of each seat; embroidered Bentley wings are a no-cost alternative. Finishing touches include a metal S signature badge on the fascia and illuminated Bentley treadplates with the ‘S’ device replacing the Bentley Motors Ltd plaque. 

Customer Choice – Sports and Wellness in Differing Blends

The combination of striking design, performance and agility gives the Continental GT S and Continental GTC S strong appeal for all those who love powerful, extrovert performance cars. With the recent launch of the wellness-focused Azure range alongside the S models, Bentley is providing customers with easier ways to choose the emphasis of their Bentley – centring on either onboard comfort and wellbeing through Azure, or dynamic performance and visual presence through the S and Speed options.

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Bentley Continental GT Speed awarded Car Of The Year by Robb Report

Bentley Motors is proud to announce that Robb Report has awarded Car of the Year to the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

We are proud and excited that the Bentley Continental GT Speed has been awarded Robb Report’s Car of the Year award. This is further proof that the GT Speed is the ultimate expression of Bentley performance, with that high level of performance achieved in harmony with the design and luxury that Bentley customers expect.

Christophe Georges, President, and CEO of Bentley Americas.

Robb Report’s Car of the Year judging panel is made up of 178 readers as well as Robb Report’s automotive editorial staff who evaluate the competing vehicles in five categories – looks, performance, luxury and comfort, utility, and intangible tiebreakers such as ‘wow-factor’ and collectability. At the conclusion of the two-part test, held in Napa, California and Boca Raton, Florida, the Bentley Continental GT Speed topped the field of ten vehicles to win the Car of the Year. The result is the third overall win for Bentley since the contest’s inception, and all with the Continental; the others being the Continental GT in 2004 followed by the GT Convertible in 2007.

“This year’s event was memorable for so many reasons, but the photo finish between Ferrari and Bentley for first place was something special,” says Paul Croughton, Editor in Chief of Robb Report. “Congratulations to Bentley—with the GT Speed it has produced a superlative vehicle that combines strength, elegance and comfort in the most beautiful package”.

Robb Report judges praise the GT Speed on its high level of performance and luxury, claiming it as “channelling the spirit of Le Mans within the sanctuary worthy of Kublai Khan”, and “The GT Speed is the perfect blend of beauty, power, and, grace”.

The GT Speed is the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s history and the ultimate performance-focused interpretation of Bentley’s definitive Grand Tourer. Continuing the long tradition of Speed variants, the current generation GT Speed features an upgraded version of the 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine that delivers 650 bhp. To help deliver a level of agility unlike any other Bentley road car, it is also equipped with Electronic All-Wheel Steering and an electronic limited-slip differential. At the same time, the GT Speed maintains the luxury, comfort, and usability of the rest of the Bentley lineup. 

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Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: also 659 hp

British Bentley Motors is launching its new Continental GT Speed Concertible hot off the heels of its recent announcement of the Continental GT Speed. The Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible is structurally the same as the coupé version, but with a cloth roof and slightly more weight.

The latest convertible is the most powerful and driver-focused convertible within the Continental GT range. The engine, handbuilt in Crewe, is the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world. For the latest Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible, Bentley increases the engine power by 24 hp. This brings the 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine, of which the carmaker has already added more than 100,000 into its models, to an output of 659 hp. The power source is therefore just as strong in the four-seater Convertible as in the two-seater Bacalar.

The car’s dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission shift is twice as fast when the GT Speed is in Sport mode, offering a smooth and effective transition between gears. Equipped with all-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle stability and agility. It features an upgraded version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine, set to deliver an 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds (roughly, 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds) with a top speed of 335 km/h. (208 mph).

The sound of the Speed ​​will be sportier than that of the normal Convertible, but will remain civilized. After all, it remains a neat British car.

The Speed ​​Convertible’s chassis has been tuned for more sportiness. The rear wheels steer for sharper steering and at the rear we find an electronic limited slip differential. The same applies here: don’t expect an antisocial hard chassis, because you don’t buy a Bentley for that. In the first place it remains a grand tourer. For those who want to finish things off in terms of sporty approach, the Continental GT Speed Convertible has the option of carbon-ceramic brakes, extra powerful brakes that, among other things, yield a weight saving of more than 30 kilos.

To offer an extra element of the elevated Bentley experience, the roofless nobleman in sports suit has special 22-inch wheels. Customers have the opportunity to choose between three finishes, all unique to the forged Speed wheels. The exterior detailing of the new convertible model include dark tint grilles, the Speed sport sills and badging.

The Continental GT Speed Convertible is fitted with a tailored, Z-fold roof that can be stowed or deployed in as short as 19 seconds, transforming the luxury coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer. There are seven exterior roof colors available to choose from, as well as eight interior roof liner finishes.

The interior is lavishly decorated. Bentley folds several square meters of Alcantara and leather into the interior and here too special Speed ​​badges cannot be missed. Bentley also has various leathers and different flavors of wood veneer available for the Continental GT Speed.

Inside the luxury automotive includes an alcantara steering wheel and diamond in diamond quilting, alongside neck warmer technology that seamlessly integrates into the heated and vented seats to offer an extra element of the elevated Bentley experience.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible can be ordered immediately. Orders for the first copies have already been processed in Crewe. Come into th beautiful world of Bentley.

Snowwhite: Bentley Continental GTC Mulliner Bavaria Edition

Bentley’s customization department Mulliner is known for exceptional vehicle creations. Here they create both, noble special editions like the recently debuted Number 9 Edition of the Continental GT, as well as special features and equipment according to customer requests.

For an exclusive presentation at the Munich-based Bentley dealership, a one-off model based on the Continental GT Convertible was created as a tribute to the German state of Bavaria. This Bavaria Edition is painted in Glacier White and wears a fabric hood in Imperial Blue represents the Bavarian clear blue sky, and to show the colors of the Bavarian flag. This is also to be found as an enameled motif on chromed metal on the front fenders. Next to that the car receives chromed grilles and 22-inch alloy wheels.

The design of the Bavaria Edition was done by Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design, who was born in Munich in 1962 and therefore understandably has close ties to Bavaria. Inside the car shows the Bavarian flag embroidered on all headrests. The dashboard has decorative trim panels painted in the exterior color, while the high-quality leather throughout the interior has been dyed in elegant dark blue.

The shoulder area of the seats features quilted leather while the contrast stitching has been done in Linen. There are additional tread plates with the engraved inscription ‘Bentley Bavaria Edition’ behind the jubilee door sill plates with the engraved years 1919 and 2019, which will be installed in all Bentley models build this year, to celebrate their 100th birthday.

What is perhaps the biggest change – but which is not immediately noticeable – is the modified bumper. It has a grille that is lower than the standard specification chrome grille.

Finally the engine, but it is – in all probability – not modified. Under the hood we still find the 6.0-liter W12, good for about 626 hp. This power source is controlled by an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With this, the luxurious, but especially heavy convertible still goes to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

The Bentley Continental GTC Mulliner Bavaria Edition is a unique one-off. So for those who agree with Bentley about the splendor of the South East German region, chances are you’re already too late. As we say in that case: luckily we still have the pictures. Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.

In the spotlight: Bentley Continental GT ‘Off Road’

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The Bentley Bentayga isn’t something for you, but you want to go off-the-road on your next winter sport holiday? Then you must contact Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in Uden, Holland. This very rare one-off Bentley Continental GT from 2004 is looking for a new owner.

The Continental GT was unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, at 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the 2003 annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt car. As a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) and this immediately exposed the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car.

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The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a DIN-rated motive power output of 560 metric horsepower (412 kW; 552 bhp) at 6,100 rpm, and torque of 650 newton metres (479 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600-6,100 rpm. Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard. It will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 kilometres per hour (197.6 mph).

Early models include a choice of 6 body colours (Diamond Black, Burnt Oak, Cypress, Neptune, Spruce, and Umbrian Red), 8 hide colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic, Portland, Saffron, Savannah, Saddle), 5 veneer types (Burr Oak, Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Walnut, Madrona, Piano Black), 4 carpet and seatbelt colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic).

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This particular example of the Continental GT was supplied to Bentley Paris in France in 2004. In 2018 Continental GT was costumized as a Continental GT ‘Off Road’ by Classic Youngtimer own staff, showing 85,166 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.

Body Type: SUV

  • Year Built: 2004
  • Full Service History
  • 85,166 Km
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Ext color: Silver
  • Int color: Brown Leather

New dampers raise the Conti by 3 inches (more than 7.5 centimeters), off-road tires cuddle special 20-inch wheels and special wheel arches further clarify that this is an offroader. The air suspension and stabilizer rods were modified to improve road handling.

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Thick lights and a wheel on the roof assure you of a place on earth when civilization ceases to exist. And otherwise the 6.0-liter W12 with two turbos (560 hp, 650 Nm) does. The offroad tires are suitable for high speeds. And you had not forgotten that the car itself already had four-wheel drive, right? Inside, there was little change to the Offroad Bentley. We do advise you to buy a set of rubber mats if you actually go into the mud.

Technical Upgrades Bentley Continental  GT ‘Off Road’:

  • Suspension bring up with 3 inches
  • Modification from stabilizer and airsuspension
  • Modification front and rear wings
  • Modification innerside front and rear wings
  • Move and modifications from suspension systems, small coolers, tanks, etc to get more space in the inner mudguards.
  • Mounting custom made fender flares
  • Special made 20 Inch wheels with 285 high speed all terrain tyres
  • Special made roof rack
  • 4 Hella LED lights
  • Custom made spare wheel construction on the roof
  • Custom made rear light bush covers
  • Custom made skid plate rear
  • Exhaust modification for better sound and more power
  • Matt black painted mirrors
  • Matt black painted front grill

This machine that’s still fully drivable on the road includes a four-wheel-drive with a 6.0-liter W12 engine…

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This very rare one-off offroad-Bentley Continental GT is for sale at Classic Youngtimer in Uden, Holland. The price is on request. Soon you can see the car in the new video clip of DJ Hardwell, Bizzey and Lil’ Kleine.

Classic Youngtimer, Arno Heirath
Koperslagerstraat 1
5405 BS Uden
The Netherlands 

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