The appeal of the stylish, luxury grand tourer is enhanced with the
introduction of the new, sporting Continental GT V8 S. The 2014 GT V8 S Coupe
brings added excitement to the Continental range with lowered and retuned sports
suspension, sharper steering, dramatic 'S' signature styling cues and a
distinctive soundtrack from the uprated V8 engine.
This new model expands the Continental family and provides an even more engaging driving experience from Bentley's already renowned 4-liter twin-turbo V8 powertrain.
Commenting on the introduction of the two new S models, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said that "the Bentley Continental is the definitive grand tourer. Its effortless performance, generous space, handcrafted luxury and all-wheel drive capability take you on a journey in refined style and comfort. Now, for those customers who want even more drama and excitement, the sharper, sporting edge of the new GT V8 S adds a new dimension to the Continental range."
Deliveries of the new Bentley Continental V8 S Coupe start in early 2014.
Exterior: Distinctive Sporting Design Cues
While the elegant coachwork of the Continental GT is inspired by iconic Bentleys of the past, its modern, sculpted design, with crisp, highly defined feature lines, is formed using advanced body construction techniques, achieving class-leading standards of quality and body integrity.
For the new 'S model, the design of the Continental takes a more dramatic direction and its enhanced road presence is clear before a wheel is turned. The lowered suspension provides a more sleek and purposeful stance, complemented by unique, lower-body styling including a sharp front splitter, discrete side sills and subtle rear diffuser finished in Beluga gloss. The black gloss radiator grille with single chrome divider bar and 'figure of eight' exhaust tail pipes instantly signify the powerful V8 engine.
The signature 20-inch wheels are unique to the 'S' model with an open-spoke design that reveals distinctive, red-painted brake calipers. Subtle 'V8 S' badges are applied to each front fender, and as with the other members of the Continental V8 family, the famous Bentley Wings badges feature a red center.
In common with the Continental GT W12, the GT V8 S models are available in the full palette of 17 paint colors, of which seven vibrant hues are specifically recommended by Bentley Design to match the sporting character of the new model. Of these, two shades (Kingfisher Blue and the new Monaco Yellow) are signature colors for the GT V8 S.