BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Coupes & GTs: Bentley Continental GT V8 S

When the Continental GT first arrived in 2002, customers had only one major choice to make besides selecting the wood and hide for the interior and the livery for the exterior of their 12-cylinder Bentley: Would they prefer a coupe or a convertible? The company has since expanded the model range by adding 8-cylinder variants, including this latest addition, the Bentley Continental GT V8 S (www.bentleymotors.com). In the Continental GT hierarchy, the V8 S, which has a starting price of about $200,000, sits above the V8 but beneath the two W-12 models. Bentley has increased the power from its 4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine to 521 hp, compared to 500 hp for the Continental GT V8. The engine is paired with a tauter suspension and quicker steering, and the car’s ride height is lower. The V8 S’s distinct exterior styling elements include a front air splitter, side sills, and a rear diffuser.  


 

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