Bentley has just unveiled the official details on the new Continental GT 4-seat coupe that will make its world debut at the Paris Auto Show and will go on sale in early 2011. According to Bentley, the new GT coupe "has an even stronger sporting character than ever before. It is an exceptionally refined and comfortable 2+2 Grand Tourer but with the heart, soul and looks of a supercar."
The car’s exterior design is defined by a more upright grille with new headlamp design, in traditional four-lamp format and LED daylight-running lamps, a bootlid inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne and flared elliptical exhaust tailpipes. The track is wider by41mm at the front and 48mm at the rear than the previous model, while the car sits on 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, or 21" as an option.
Under the hood there is a 6.0 liter W12 powertrain that delivers a total of 567 HP and 700 NM of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 198 mph. Bentley also announced that a new high-output 4.0-liter V8 engine option will be introduced in late 2011.
Updated 09/29/2010: Bentley today announced prices for the 2011 Continental GT. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2011. Prices will start at $189,900.
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Press release after the jump.