NEW FOR 2008:
– New Continental GT Speed Coupe model
– Continental GT fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improve; revised grille and lower bumper; new low-friction shock absorbers for improved ride; curb weight reduction; and revised Servotronic power steering
– Continental GT, Flying Spur and GTC receive upgraded electronic stability program with new "Sport Traction" mode; new brake pedal; SIRIUS Satellite Radio; new clock design; improved Bluetooth functionality; new Thin Film Technology driver information panels
– New Continental GT, Flying Spur and GTC options include rear back-up camera, three-spoke sport steering wheel, and fade-resistant ceramic brakes
– Exterior colours: Cumbrian Green and Granite
– Interior colours: Newmarket Tan and Cumbrian Green
For 2008, the Bentley Continental line-up receives new standard and optional features, and an all-new model, the GT Speed Coupe, the most powerful production Bentley ever.
The Continental line-up includes the GT two-door, four-passenger coupe; the Flying Spur four-door, four- or five-passenger sedan; the GTC two-door, 2+2 convertible; and the GT Speed two-door, four-passenger coupe.
All Continental models use a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 that makes 552 hp in the GT, GTC and Flying Spur, and 600 hp in the GT Speed; torque ratings are 479 lb-ft in all but the GT Speed, which makes 553 lb-ft. All models use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and are all-wheel drive.
Features include 19-inch wheels on the GT, GTC and Flying Spur, and 20-inch wheels on the GT Speed, along with bi-Xenon headlamps with washers, tire pressure monitoring system, power-folding heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, full premium leather interior with matching carpets and seatbelts, DVD satellite navigation, six-CD stereo, SIRIUS Satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free telephone system, heated massaging seats, multi-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel, garage door opener, and rear-view camera.
While all of the Continental models provide wonderful driving experiences, the GT Speed goes above and beyond, offering acceleration from zero to 96 km/h in 4.3 seconds, lowered ride height, optional ceramic brakes and a "dynamic" mode on the electronic stability program for more spirited motoring.