2018 Bentley Continental GT: RWD Porsche platform, genuine sex appeal

The 2018 Bentley Continental GT has a 6-liter W12 and AWD standard, Porsche’s new MSB RWD platform, and crazy sexy new body.


The new third generation Bentley Continental GT has an aluminum body, 6-liter twin turbo W12 with 467kW (626hp) and 900Nm (664 lb-ft), an AWD system that’s RWD as much as possible, and an 8-speed DCT as standard. A V8 model will come later.

It has 0-100km/h time of 3.7s, a 0-60mph time of 3.6 seconds, and a top speed of 333km/h (207mph).

Available features include a 48V electrical system, cylinder deactivation, dynamic ride control, active stabilizer bars, air suspension, 420mm front brakes, 12.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay support, LED matrix headlamps, and 21 or 22 inch wheels.

There are three available sound systems: standard (10 speaker, 650W), Bang & Olufsen (16 speakers with illuminated grilles, 1,500W), and Naim (2,200W, 18 speaker).

Dimensions

Length: 4,805mm (-1mm) | 189 inches (-0.04 inches)
Width: 1,954mm (+10mm) | 76.9 inches (+0.4 inches)
Height: 1,405mm (+1mm) | 55.3 inches (+0.04 inches)
Wheelbase: 2,851mm (+105mm) | 112.2 inches (+4.1 inches)

Weight: 2,244kg (-76kg) | 4,497 lb (-128 lb)
Trunk space: 358L | 12.6 cu-ft



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