The 2012 Detroit Motor Show has opened its doors for the press. One of the first vehicles we are going to show you from the North American event is the New Bentley Continental GT V8.

A new 4.0 liter, twin turbocharged V8 has been placed in the front of the Bentley Continental GT coupé, and in the GTC convertible. The new Bentley V8 engine delivers maximum power of 507hp at 6,000 rev/min and a peak torque of 660Nm, which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1,700 to 5,000 rev/min.

Combined with a new close-ratio eight-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a 0-60mph sprint time of 4.6 seconds for the GT coupe, 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 188mph or 303km/h.

For more information on the New Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 read our official post containing all the information, pictures and a video.


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