One of Bentley’s biggest displays at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 focuses on the Bentley Continental GT V8 S. The Bentley Continental GT V8 S marks a more sporting Continental, cutting the difference between the standard V8 and the W12 engine Continental range. We took a closer look at the Coupé on the stand.
The V8 engine fitted to the Bentley Continental GT V8 S is capable of pumping out 521 bhp at 6000 rpm which will allow it to race from 0-60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds. The V8 S Coupé tops out at 191 mph. Visual differences are limited to an additional front splitter, side sill extensions, 20 inch alloy wheels and a rear diffuser. It sits 10 mm lower to the ground than its smaller sibling with increased spring rates (45 per cent front and 33 per cent rear), stiffer bushes and anti-roll bars to provide sharper handling.
The Bentley Continental GT V8 S retains the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. The four-wheel drive system comes with a default 40/60 front rear torque split in all Bentley Continental models. Despite the increased power fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are unchanged. Customers can expect figures of 26.8 mpg and 246 g/km which will undoubtedly attract the attention of those contemplating the W12 Continental.
For more details on both the Bentley Continental GT V8 S Coupé and Convertible click through to our earlier article.