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Bentley Continental GTC V8

The V8 engine gives the Bentley Continental GTC Convertible a noticeably different character. It may be less powerful than the big W12 but you wouldn’t know it behind the wheel and the fuel economy improvements are worth the drop in cylinders. It behaves just as a big V8 bruiser should: burbling along at low revs turning to a tuneful bark when the pushed harder. The 4-litre twin turbo engine is a development of the Audi S8 unit and has a clever system which cuts off 4 cylinders when the engine is idling. These jump straight back in almost instantaneously when required. The engine feels more sporting to drive than the refined W12 and suits the Bentley GTC well.

Bentley Continental GTC V8 Details

Production dates2012-current
Length 4806 mm / 189 in
Width inc. mirrors 1943 mm / 76 in
Height 1403 mm / 55 in
Wheelbase 2746 mm / 108 in
Luggage capacity 260 litres / 9.18 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 90 litres / 23.8 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals 10,000 miles

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Bentley Continental GTC V8

Bentley Continental GTC V8 Specifications

Fuel type Super Unleaded
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 3997 cc
Power 500@6000 bhp
Power 507@6000 ps
Torque 487@1700 lb.ft
Transmission type 8-spd auto
Kerb weight 2470 kg / 5445 lb
UK retail price from £136,250
UK insurance group 50

Bentley Continental GTC V8 Performance

Max speed (auto) 187 mph / 301 kph
0-60mph (auto) 4.7 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 5 seconds

Bentley Continental GTC V8 Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 25.9 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 254 g/km

Bentley Continental GTC V8 S

The V8 powered version of the Bentley Convertible gets the sports treatment with the Bentley Continental GTC V8 S. Power and torque are boosted by around 5% over the already plentiful supply but more importantly the suspension is lowered and firmed up and the electronics have been tweaked to give a more involving drive. The result closely matches performance figures from the W12 but with a lighter weight and more agile handling. Steering feedback is improved and the ride suitably sporting while still providing the comfort one should expect of a Bentley.

Various body enhancements, new 20 inch wheels and badging differentiate the S from the standard V8 while the roof lining gets a contrasting centre stripe and knurled chrome detailing complete the interior style. Equipment levels are impressive as is the extensive selection of options.

Bentley Continental GTC V8 S Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 3993 cc
Power 521@6000 bhp
Power 528@6000 ps
Torque 502@1700 lb.ft
Torque 680@1700 nm
Transmission type 8-spd auto
UK insurance group 50

Bentley Continental GTC V8 S Performance

Max speed (auto) 191 mph / 307 kph
0-60mph (auto) 4.5 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 4.7 seconds

Bentley Continental GTC V8 S Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 25.9 mpg

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