Bentley’s Continental GT is now among the oldest models in production, with the original coupe having first appeared on the scene as far back as the 2003 Geneva auto show.
Yes, the vehicle has actually gone through many updates since then however the basic styling and underlying platform have actually continued unchanged over the years.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Design
Exactly what’s instantly clear is that Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 principle from 2015 was the inspiration for the design. The upgraded Continental GT is embracing a sleeker, more vibrant look than the current model and need to prove to be a stunner. A peek inside likewise reveals some brand-new details like the digital instrument cluster.
This isn’t a production variation of the EXP 10 Speed 6 as some have actually reported, as the car’s size is similar with the current Continental GT and in some of the shots you can construct out a 2 +2 seating plan. The EXP 10 Speed 6, if approved for production, will be an appropriate sports car with only two seats.
Underpinning the upgraded Continental GT is the Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform created for large, rear- and all-wheel-drive cars with engines mounted up front. The platform made its launching in the 2017 Porsche Panamera.
Porsche was in charge of development of the platform, which thanks to increased use of lightweight materials such as high-strength steel and aluminum in its building and construction must result in substantial weight savings for the revamped Continental GT. The platform will likewise end up in an upgraded Flying Spur.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Engine
Bentley’s revamped Continental GT ought to once again provide both W-12 and V-8 engine alternatives. While it’s not likely we’ll see a diesel engine fitted to the car, a plug-in hybrid option has been verified. The W-12 must be the only choice at launch. It will be the new twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 with direct fuel injection that made its debut in the 2017 Bentley Bentayga. Aspect on an output of a minimum of 600 horse power, up from the 582 hp found in the latest 2017 model.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Release Date
The redesigned Continental GT must make its debut quickly. It will arrive on the market late this year or early next, as a 2018 model. Quickly after the arrival of the coupe, Bentley will introduce a redesigned Continental GT Convertible.