Available in standard and S trim levels, the 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 is a hand-built grand touring luxury coupe. The standard GT V8 is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 500 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the S trim level boosts performance to 521 hp, for a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds. Continuous AWD, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, makes the GT V8 capable of tackling any type of weather. Features include a premium audio system, touch-screen navigation system, adaptive cruise control, cordless mobile handset, rearview camera, massaging and ventilating seats, continuous damping control air suspension, and premium grade leather seats. Safety is comprised of anti-lock braking (ABS), stability control and advanced airbags. The Continental GT V8 is backed by a 3-year/unlimited-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Bentley Flying Spur sedan, long part of the Continental model line, has been separated out into its own model line for 2014. Also this year (set to arrive late in the model year), a new Continental GT V8 S pushes the performance bar for Bentley V8 coupes and convertibles a step higher, with a new higher-output engine, a set of sporty cues and a full set of subtle but meaningful performance upgrades.
Supercar-quick; no compromises to comfort; reasonable gas mileage (V8 models); all-weather traction; pleasant top-down in optional convertible; hand-crafted look of interior trims
The Bentley Continental is part personal luxury coupe, part performance-oriented grand-tourer--and the specific combination of those traits depends largely on whether one opts for GT models or the edgier GT Speed. Bentleys are built to specification, with a long list of factory options, upgrades and trims, in addition to a bespoke program that lets buyers entirely customize the look, the only limit, is imagination, taste and budget. Regardless of materials or trims, the level of detail and craftsmanship is well above that of most other luxury cars.