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Bentley Continental

The British automaker Bentley has used the Continental name on a number of high end luxury coupes since 1952. The last version of the classic Continental was powered by a 6 3/4 Liter turbocharged V8 producing 420 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque and despite its large size could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 6.6 seconds and reach a 170 MPH top speed.

2018 Bentley Continental GT

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  • Bentley Continental GT
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    W12
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    626 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    664 @ 4500
  • Displacement:
    6.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    207 mph
  • Price:
    195000 (Est.)
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Faster, fancier, and more powerful than ever!

The Bentley Continental GT has been a huge hit for Bentley and Volkswagen AG since its launch in 2003, but the problem is that the car really hasn’t changed that much over the years. Sure, the facelift brought tweaked styling, a new V-8, and reworked interior, but it still takes a keen eye to spot the differences between the first Conti and those built after 2011. It’s likely that a $200,000 grand touring Bentley coupe/convertible wasn’t a huge priority for VW coming out of a global recession, but now with high-end luxury cars back in full swing, Bentley finally unleashed the third-generation Continental GT.

Revealed ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Conti GT confirms what we already knew from spy shots and the Bentayga SUV. The exterior styling is heavily based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, while the interior borrows some of the features and materials seen in the SUV. Bentley also took the new 6.0-liter W-12 that it launched with the Bentayga and dropped it under the Continental’s hood with revised internals and other drivetrain components. All told, the new Continental GT is sportier, quicker, more powerful, and more luxurious than the outgoing model. But more about that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the next generation Bentley Continental GT.

 

Latest Bentley Continental news and reviews:

Sit Aboard the Bentley Continental GT as it Makes a Devastating Run Up Pikes Peak

Sit Aboard the Bentley Continental GT as it Makes a Devastating Run Up Pikes Peak

This is what it’s like sitting inside a Continental GT that’s setting a record at Pikes Peak
The Bentley Continental GT Just Kicked The Porsche 911 Turbo's Ass Up Pikes Peak

The Bentley Continental GT Just Kicked The Porsche 911 Turbo’s Ass Up Pikes Peak

The Continental GT is the quickest production car at Pikes Peak!
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition

2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition

The first special edition for the new Continental GT Convertible is a smasher!
2019 Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak #100

2019 Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak #100

Bentley wants to set a new record on the "Race to the Clouds"
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Only in Russia: A Bentley Continental on Tank Tracks

Our comrades in Russia have done it yet again
The Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe and Convertible are Surprisingly Quick and Efficient

The Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe and Convertible are Surprisingly Quick and Efficient

Can An Extraordinary V-8 In The 2020 Bentley Continental GT Make It a Better Car Compared With the W-12 Powered Model?

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2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner

2019 Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner

Bentley and Mulliner pay tribute to 100 years of British automotive excellence
We Can't Get Enough of the Rotating Display in the Bentley Continental GT Convertible

We Can’t Get Enough of the Rotating Display in the Bentley Continental GT Convertible

As if the rest of the Continental’s interior wasn’t insane already
2018 Bentley Continental GTC

2018 Bentley Continental GTC

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible's Roof Is a 19-Second Modern Marvel

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible’s Roof Is a 19-Second Modern Marvel

Modern high-end open-top motoring at its finest
2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Debuts Below the Radar With a Unique Look

2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Debuts Below the Radar With a Unique Look

The Conti GT goes topless, features new neckwarmer
Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

Budget Direct Renders Six Unique Manufacturer Collaborations

There are some great results, and some "close your eyes!" results

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Bentley’s Restaurant Atop The Tallest Mountain in the UAE Stayed Open For Seven Days

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A Bentley Continental GT Hybrid was Spotted Mixing The Best Of Both Worlds

A Bentley Continental GT Hybrid was Spotted Mixing The Best Of Both Worlds

This PHEV is going to be powerful; very powerful
2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2019 Bentley Continental GT Speed

More power, sportier looks
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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera vs the Ferrari 812 Superfast vs the Bentley Continental GT

2018 Bentley Continental GT First Edition

2018 Bentley Continental GT First Edition

When the best in luxury gets a first-off-the-line variant
2018 Bentley Continental GT3

2018 Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley’s already successful race car gets new-generation upgrades
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Three Awesome Shooting Brakes We Need to Have Now!

Ferrari, Bentley and Rolls-Royce should get to work ASAP!
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Breitling’s New Timepiece Is A Fitting Ode To The New Continental GT

It’s incredible and assuredly expensive at the same time
Bentley Launches Third-Generation Continental GT and It's Gorgeous!

Bentley Launches Third-Generation Continental GT and It’s Gorgeous!

It’s said to be “the definitive Gran Tourer”
Configure the Bentley Continental GT of Your Dreams

Configure the Bentley Continental GT of Your Dreams

Have fun with the hottest luxury grand tourer you can buy in 2017
Bentley's Rotating Display in the Continental GT Will have you Feeling Like James Bond!

Bentley’s Rotating Display in the Continental GT Will have you Feeling Like James Bond!

Big screen or wood veneer? Why not both?
2018 Bentley Continental GT

2018 Bentley Continental GT

Faster, fancier, and more powerful than ever!

Latest Pikes Peak International Hillclimb:

Bentley Unveils 2018 Continental GT

Bentley Unveils 2018 Continental GT

Looking good, going fast
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Bentley Wants More One-Off Models In The Future

Prepare yourselves for a lot more of Mulliner
2018 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner

2018 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner

Yet another custom Bentley masterpiece from Mulliner
Bentley Continental 24 Special Edition

Bentley Continental 24 Special Edition

Limited edition Continental Supersports celebrates its involvement in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring
2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports

2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports

The iconic Bentley Supersports returns with more power than ever!
The Bentley Continental Supersports Is The Continental Variant We've All Been Waiting For

The Bentley Continental Supersports Is The Continental Variant We’ve All Been Waiting For

I can’t decide if I love the car or if I really love the car

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Is The Bentley Continental Supersports Making A Dramatic Return?

Is The Bentley Continental Supersports Making A Dramatic Return?

British luxury brand teases "most extreme Bentley ever"
2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Black Edition

2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Black Edition

Another Black Edition Bentley that’s going to make our bank accounts weep
2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Orange Flame By Mulliner

2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Orange Flame By Mulliner

Once again, Mulliner has raised the bar for design, luxury, and sophistication
2016 - 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2016 - 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed

The most powerful Continental ever gets a mild makeover
2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition

2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition

Blacked-out chrome, flashy highlights, carbon-fiber trim
2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Art Car By Sir Peter Blake

2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Art Car By Sir Peter Blake

One-off Continental will be auctioned off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Latest Videos:

2016 Bentley Continental GT Black Speed

2016 Bentley Continental GT Black Speed

Aggressive and stylish, but for Australia only
2016 Bentley "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT

2016 Bentley "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT

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Bentley Continental: Evolution Of An Icon: Video

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Bentley Puts Continental GT V8 S Convertible Against Train

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2016 Bentley Continental GT3-R Is "Insane In All The Right Ways:" Video

XCAR Reviews 2016 Bentley Continental GT: Video

XCAR Reviews 2016 Bentley Continental GT: Video

Latest Wallpapers:

2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition

2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series Limited Edition

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New Bentley Continental Won’t Get A Supersports Version

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New Generation Bentley Continental GT Coming In 2017

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Idris Elba Breaks Historic ’Flying Mile’ Record In Bentley Continental GT Speed

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Chris Harris Makes a Bentley Continental GT3 R Dance: Video

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What is the Perfect Car?

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