Stunning 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 S
If you thought the original Bentley Continental GT V8 was a powerful machine, then you’re in for a surprise as the renowned British automaker recently announced the release of an even more powerful version – the Bentley Continental GT V8 S.
This new version comes with a series of impressive additions across the board, including updated dampers, a lower ride height, stiffer suspensions, a more rigid sway bar as well as a revamped stability control system. The vehicle is available as a coupe and as a convertible , and it features a series of visual improvements in the form of large 20” alloy wheels and new bumpers complemented by a wide selection of available paint schemes (17 colors), out of which 7 are actually recommended by Bentley due to their vivid and sporty appearances.
Apart from its incredible looks and sporty handling capabilities, the Continental GT V8 S also comes equipped with an incredibly powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is kept in check by a state-of-the-art ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. This beast of an engine is able to produce 502 lb-ft of torque at 1,700RPM as well as 528 horsepower at 6,000RPM, propelling this looker from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds and onwards to a maximum speed of 191 mph.
Usually, when we’re talking about such a powerful vehicle, most of you would automatically assume that it would need frequent trips to the gas station and that it will cause a huge hole in the ozone layer, but when it comes to the Bentley Continental GT V8 S, you couldn’t be more wrong. This car boasts a range of 500 miles on a full tank, flaunting an average fuel consumption of 26.8 mpg. Furthermore, its CO2 emissions sit somewhere at about 246 g/km, which means that we’ve just presented one of the most economic and environmentally friendly V8-powered cars in the world.