Next Generation Bentley Continental GT Is Likely To Be Completely New


Bentley Continental GT is a 2-door coupe supercar.

Bentley have been in the car making business since 1919; almost a century ago, W. O. Bentley opened his doors to the gentry of Great Britain, going on to great success with models such as the ‘Blower Bentley’.

Fast forward to 2003, and the now Volkswagen Group owned company produced the Continental GT, a large luxury Coupe. In fact, the Conti GT was the first car released under the new VW management. Designed to be a GT car in the original format of the meaning – a Grand Tourer; packing power and luxury in an unrivalled package.

When to Expect Next Generation

We haven’t heard anything official, but sources say that we should expect to see the unveiling of the new 2018 Continental GT at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, with sales happening later in that same year. We think the only power option on debut will be the W12.

As you’d expect, the Continental GT doesn’t come cheap. Again, no official confirmation of prices, but rumors have placed it anywhere between $200,000 and $250,000.

Redesign In EXP 10 Speed Concept Style

The new model will be somewhat different in the looks department, it seems as though Bentley have taken inspiration from the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car for the style (first shown at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show), this means that the new model will be wider and sleeker, with a more aggressive stance.

We also know that the car will be shorter overall and have less overhang at the front and rear, making it appear to be more compact and ‘squat’, giving it a very muscular look.
You can guarantee that the equipment fitted will be absolutely up to date and that the interior will be a place that you’ll want to spend time; no cramped and uncomfortable cabin in this model!

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New Platform Expected

The Continental GT will be built upon the MSB platform, which will also be the basis for the next generation Porsche Panamera. The MSB platform being jointly developed by Porsche and VW. It’s expected that the new model will be significantly lighter than the current, thanks to the use of hybrid materials in construction; the body for example will be mainly aluminum, rather than steel.

Under the hood, there will be three different power plant choices, although we think at the time of launch, it will only be available with the brand-new 600 BHP twin-turbo W12 engine. Once production is in full swing, we should see a 4.0 liter V8 and a petrol plug-in hybrid V6, producing around 410 BHP.
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The new upcoming Conti GT is likely to set a new height in luxury Grand Tourer coupes which was different to achieve by any other brand.

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