Bentley Introduces their Awe-Inspiring new Continental GT V8 to South Africa

South Africans can now sit back in cushioned cobra-style seats, push the start button and hear the intense roar of the engine as they are transported to a world of luxury with the new and contemporary Bentley Continental GT V8. Displaying state of the art craftsmanship, iconic design and absolute luxury, Bentley has astounded the world once again with their ability to produce extraordinary examples of engineering encased in a stunning frame.

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This recent creation by Bentley Motors, the latest in the generation of Continentals, provides all that you would expect from the iconic brand; from exhilarating power to an effortless driving experience. Although the car provides the status and extraordinary lifestyle due to any Bentley owner, it’s not like the typical Bentley vehicle. Boasting a more youthful, contemporary and fashionable style, the Continental GT V8 is exciting and adventurous encouraging its driver to explore its extensive range of astounding features and enjoy the experience of driving, whenever and wherever the destination.

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The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé achieves exceptional standards in the high luxury sports car sector allowing the driver to experience maximum power and provide an exhilarating performance up to a top speed of 303km/h. The South African market is yet to experience a car of this caliber that can provide the lifestyle where in the moments of driving an individual can be transported to a world of 5 star luxury and ultimate comfort. The Continental GT V8 commands respect from the instantly recognisable roar of its engine to the distinguishable black gloss matrix grille with chrome frame and centre bar displaying a red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge.

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The sporty and contemporary attitude of this car can be seen inside and out from the unique chromed ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes in the rear to the modern Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers. The model also commits to the increasingly important issue of the environment delivering a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The Continental GT V8 achieves some of the most outstanding levels of fuel efficiency in the luxury performance sector exhibiting the ability to travel over 800km on a single tank of fuel.Combining state of the art features and muscular character with Bentley’s iconic image and incorporating a wealth of knowledge since the original GT launch in 2003, the Continental GT V8 is top of its game. The W-12 Continental range boasts over 50,000 sales worldwide, making Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England, the largest producer of 12 cylinder engines in the world. Bentley’s undeniable engineering strength and innovative approach towards the industry have cumulated to provide the exquisite Continental GT V8. It is unquestionably a car that can provide unlimited access to the world of luxury lifestyle, superior technology and exhilarating experiences beyond that that can be found anywhere else.

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Technical Specs:

Distinctive sporting style
•    Gloss black matrix grille with bright chrome surround and divider
•    Three-segment lower bumper with black air intakes and striking body-coloured dividers
•    Dark rear lower valance
•    Distinctive twin ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes
•    Red enamel Bentley winged ‘B’ badges above the front grille, to the bootlid and wheel centres
•    7 exterior colours offered in standard range
Sporty, contemporary interior
•    New Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer unique to the V8 model
•    Eliade cloth headlining and pillar trim
•    Short centre console in place of W12 through-console
•    4 hide colours offered in standard range
•    Unique two-tone leather colour split
Exhilarating, efficient new 4.0 litre V8 engine
•    Exceptional power-to-emissions ratio reflecting engine efficiency
•    Variable displacement (a technology first proven on the Mulsanne) imperceptibly cuts 4 cylinders on cruise and light throttle
•    Switchable engine mounts ensure refinement
•    Engine optimisation technologies boost efficiency
•    New, close-ratio, 8-speed transmission offers 6 per cent efficiency gain with ultra-fast shifts
•    Turbochargers mounted within ‘V’ for efficiency and fast response
•    Over 500 miles (800 km) range on one tank of fuel
•    Distinctive V8 growl
•    All-wheel drive system with 40:60 rear biased torque split
Bentley performance with 40 per cent efficiency gain
•    Downsizing
•    Engine Optimisation
•    Variable displacement
•    8 Speed Transmission
•    Thermal Management
•    Recuperation
•    Low rolling resistance tyres

For more information on Bentley, visit http://www.southafrica.bentleymotors.com/

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