The first eight-cylinder linked to Bentley’s Continental nameplate since 2003, the Bentley Continental GT V8 made its debut in 2013. A little less expensive than the W-12 equipped version of the Continental GT, the Bentley Continental GT V8 is a little more modest in top-end performance. The Bentley Continental GT V8 is powered by an Audi-sourced 4.0-liter engine similar to the one found on the S6 and S7 Sportback. Generating 500 horsepower, the twin-turbocharged engine propelled the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 featured gasoline direct injection and cylinder deactivation technology.
Despite delivering impressive 0 to 60-miles per hour acceleration in 4.6 seconds, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 also achieves respectable EPA-rated fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon. Top speed for the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 is rated at 188 miles per hour. Similar to the twelve-cylinder powered Bentley Continental GT, the 2013 Continental GT V8 is equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive technology. Besides the smaller engine, the Bentley Continental GT V8 maintains many of the assets of the W-12 model. Among the few identifying qualities for the Bentley Continental GT V8 is a dark mesh front grille. Premium grade hide leather is used inside the Bentley Continental GT V8.
14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, eight-speaker stereo system and an infotainment system operating from an eight-inch touchscreen is standard on the Bentley Continental GT V8. Carbon fiber trim and personalized embroidery on the seat headrests are offered as an option for the interior of the Bentley Continental GT V8. For 2014, a sport-tailored Bentley Continental GT V8 S model is offered with unique exterior features, performance suspension and an engine output lift to 521 horsepower.
With coupe or convertible option, an impressively powerful and smooth-handling V8 engine that makes 521-horsepower, and an interior cabin that rivals all other luxury vehicles, the Continental GT V8 is one decadent and luxurious automobile.