2016's: Bentley Continental GTDel Stewart
  • Sculptured exterior exudes quality and design integrity
  • Contemporary, hand-crafted cabin with class-leading refinement
  • Dynamic, engaging driving experience
  • Class-leading infotainment systems

The Continental GT 4-seat coupe builds on the success of its iconic predecessor, capturing that GT spirit but with even higher standards of design, engineering, luxury, craftsmanship, dynamic performance, everyday practicality and refinement.

A beautifully sculptured body gives the GT coupe an even crisper, more defined appearance. The contemporary interior offers superior levels of cabin design, comfort and hand-crafted luxury. The seats, for example, provide supple support and rear leg-room; a sweeping dashboard even more style and modernity. The touchscreen infotainment system features state-of-the-art navigation, Google Maps and entertainment while the latest Balanced Mode Radiator speaker technology and Dirac Dimensions™ digital sound processing deliver enhanced audio quality.

Bentley’s acclaimed 6-litre, 12-cylinder, twin-turbocharged powertrain now has a raised power output of 575 PS (567 bhp/423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb.ft) of torque.

The engine is coupled to an all-wheel drive system with a sporty 40:60 rear-torque bias (compared with the 50:50 bias of the original Continental GT), minimising understeer during hard cornering and allowing the experienced driver to control the car’s line and balance via precise throttle control.

Sculptured exterior exudes quality and design integrity
Aluminium Super Forming technology is employed to create the front wings and the boot lid. This process heats the aluminium panels to nearly 500 degrees Celsius before shaping them by air pressure. By using a single sheet of aluminium, no seams or welding are required.

The latest body construction techniques deliver crisp, highly defined feature lines and form to every area of the exterior design. The familiar power lines and rear haunches – echoes of the original 1950s R-Type Continental – have even sharper radii to create highly distinct surfaces, bringing the feel of a truly coachbuilt car to the new coupe.

The GT coupe’s look is bolder than ever. The classic Bentley matrix radiator grille is more upright, while the headlamp design, in traditional four-lamp format, has exquisite jewel-like detailing including eye-catching, LED daylight-running lamps.

At the rear, Bentley signature ‘floating’ LED lamps extend around the corners of the wings, emphasising the new coupe’s width and purposeful stance. The track is wider by 41mm at the front and 48mm at the rear than the first generation model. The bootlid design has a powerful ‘double horse-shoe’ motif, reminiscent of the Bentley Mulsanne, while flared elliptical exhaust tailpipes reinforce the GT’s sporting credentials.

The shape of the GT coupe’s body is also more aerodynamic following extensive wind tunnel analysis. In conjunction with a range of extensive underbody refinements (including wheel arch and exhaust aerodynamic aids) the GT’s coefficient of drag has been reduced to is just 0.33 Cd and the low level of lift at the front and rear axles mean greater stability at higher speeds.

The GT is specified with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, with, the option to upgrade to 21-inch designs. Three styles of wheel are offered – a 20-inch five-spoke version and two 21-inch Elegant and split-rim Sports variations, which come in a variety of chromed and painted finishes.