After a couple of years of being teased by intriguing concept car and a series of cool spy shots, the long awaited 2018 Bentley Continental GT is finally here and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. It has the looks, powerful and it fulfills our expectation of what a new Conti should look like.
Is The Powerful W-12 Engine Still There?
The new Continental GT still comes with W-12, but at the same time, it is also quite different with the old models. Now, the aggressive looking car is equipped with twin scroll turbo, start-stop, twin injection as well as active engine mount. Speaking of the active engine mount, it really helps in delivering better fuel economy.
The new engine configuration is able to generate 626 bhp as well as more torque in less time. It also boasts an impressive top speed of 207 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds, which is an improvement from the older model.
But the biggest change of the W-12 engine is its position. It is now moved backwards, which also contribute to the change of design.
How Impressive Is the Design?
Impressive is an understatement when it comes to 2018 Bentley Continental GT. The highlight of the exterior lies in the LED matrix lighting in the headlights. Furthermore, since the W-12 engine is no longer at the front, it gives room for the front wheel to move forward and the bonnet to be set lower as well. Furthermore, thanks to the change of engine position, the car offers lower center of gravity which makes driving even more convenient.
The cabin is dominated with wood, leather and chrome trims. It also comes with various hi-tech equipment from 12.3” infotainment screen to night vision and anti-crash sensor. Furthermore, considering the high price range of this car, the options for customization is basically endless. Overall, it is certainly an outstanding car that lives up to its reputation.