Bentley has announced a more powerful version of Continental GT V8. The "S" model comes with additional power and styling updates. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S bring added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports suspension, sharper steering and dramatic "S" signature styling cues.

The Continental GT V8 S is powered by a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 528HP (389 kW) at 6,000RPM and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque at just 1,700RPM. The engine is connected to a close-ratio ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 308km/h (191 mph). Furthermore, the model has class-leading fuel economy and CO2 emissions, or its ability to cover more than 805km (500 miles) between fill-ups.  The GT V8 S coupe returns a combined cycle fuel economy of 26.8 mpg – 10.6 liters / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 246 g/km.

Other higlights include a lowered ride height (by 10mm), 33% stiffened rear springs, updated dampers, modified ability control system and a stiffer rear sway bar to provide a more active handling experience.

The exterior boasts new front and rear bumpers and a set of 20" alloy wheels.

The GT V8 S models are available in the full palette of 17 paint colours, of which seven vibrant hues are specifically recommended by Bentley Design to match the sporting character of the new model

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Continental GT V8 S Continental GT V8 S Convertible
Engine
Type 4-litre twin-turbocharged direct injection V8 with cylinder deactivation
Max Power 521 bhp / 528 PS / 389 KW @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 680 Nm / 502 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
Type ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and paddleshift
Driveline Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Ratios 1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive 2.85
Brakes
Front 405mm ventilated discs (optional 420mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Rear 335mm ventilated discs (optional 356mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels New unique 20" x9.5J wheel in two finishes, 1x other 20" and 4x 21" designs in two finishes
Tyres 275/40 ZR20, optional 275/35 ZR21
Steering
Type Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock 2.6 turns
Turning circle 11.3 m
Suspension
Front Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2746 mm / 108.1 in
Overall length 4806 mm / 189.2 in
Width (across body) 1944 mm / 76.5 in
Width (inc. mirrors) 2227 mm / 87.7 in
Overall height 1394 mm / 54.9 in 2227 mm / 87.7 in
Fuel tank 90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
Boot volume 358 litres / 12.6 cu ft 260 / 9.18 cu ft
Kerb weight (EU) 2295 kg / 5060 lb 2470 kg / 5445 lb
Gross vehicle weight 2750 kg / 6063 lb 2900 kg / 6393 lb
Performance
Top speed 192 mph / 309 km/h 191 mph / 308 km/h
0-60 mph 4.3 secs 4.5 secs
0-100 mph 10.3 secs 10.6 secs
0-100 km/h 4.5 secs 4.7 secs
0-160 km/h 10.3 secs 10.6 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban 18.4 mpg / 15.4 litres/100 km 17.9 mpg / 15.8 litres/100 km
Extra Urban 36.7 mpg / 7.7 litres/100 km 35.3 mpg / 8 litres/100 km
Combined 26.8 mpg / 10.6 litres/100 km 25.9 mpg / 10.9 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions 246 g/km 254 g/km
Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg) 15 14
Highway (US mpg) 24 24
Combined (US mpg) 18 17
Emissions Controls EU 5 and US LEV II

* Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to Type Approval. ** Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to EPA certification.

Source: Bentley