Bentley Continental GT, the first generation of the range Bentley Continental bear as much as the engine has a cylinder variants. More than seven years of production, they include coupe GT, convertible GTC and Flying sedan Spur, in three levels of engine output (standard, speed and Supersports), with a special edition of countless and factory-sanctioned variant coachbuilt (like Zagato’s GTZ and the Touring’s Flying Star) along the road. So what’s next in the pipeline? Well, now that the second generation of the Continental GT have reached the market, we can expect the whole rigamarole to start new. While the range will extend south to the new V8 engine options, rumors began to surface on the expansion to the north with new Supersports model. For Crewe design and engineering team, the new Bentley Continental GT coupe is an opportunity to set the bold and exciting direction for one of the most respected names Bentley – Continental. Seminal and highly successful Bentley Continental GT was introduced in 2003 is the first step in Bentley’s renaissance, and define new market segments. That is a luxury GT offers excellent utility that remains true to the spirit of Bentley major tour.
Now the new Continental GT coupe 4-seat built on the success of its iconic predecessor, capturing the spirit of the GT but with a higher standard of design, engineering, luxury, expertise, dynamic performance, and practical day-to-day repairs. A new body beautiful sculpture give the Bentley Continental GT coupe is even sharper, clearer appearance. Contemporary interior design offers a new level of cabin comfort and luxury crafts. The chairs, for example, provide greater support and rear leg room, even more sweeping dashboard style and modernity. New infotainment system touchscreen navigation features state-of-the-art, Google Maps and the latest entertainment while Balanced Mode Radiator speaker technology and Dirac Dimension digital sound processing provide enhanced audio quality.
Recognized powertrain Bentley 6-liter, 12-cylinder, twin-turbocharged now has a power output raised from 575PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700nm (£ 516 ft) of torque and is mated to a new Quickshift transmission that allows multiple downshifts. Thanks to advanced technology FlexFuel also can run on either standard unleaded petrol (gasoline) and sustainable bioethanol (up to E85) or mixture of both. At the end of 2011, all-new high-output 8-cylinder engine will also be available to order. Advanced generating unit will provide 40 percent emissions reduction compared with W12 engine and will offer a ratio of CO2 emissions of its class-to-power with Bentley level of performance and improvement. Both engines are coupled to the system with all-wheel drive sporty rear torque bias 40:60 (50:50 compared to the bias of the original Bentley Continental GT), minimize understeer during hard cornering and allow experienced drivers to control the car line and the balance through control precise throttle.
“The new Continental GT automotive works of art, with remarkable skill and elegant, contemporary design of these drives like a supercar, but without the usual sacrifices in the course or practicality. This is a car that can be enjoyed every moment of every day.” – Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, Chairman and Chief Executive
QUALITY AND INTEGRITY OF DESIGN
Inspired by Bentleys iconic past, the design team under the leadership of Bentley Design Director Dirk van Braeckel, has created a body, really modern carved, built with advanced production technology to ensure the highest standards of quality and integrity of the body. Aluminum Super Formation of the technology used to make the front wings and boot lid. This process of heating the aluminum panels to almost 500 degrees Celsius before forming them with air pressure. By using a single sheet of aluminum, no coating or welding is required.
Construction techniques of the latest body to provide crisp, highly defined lines and shapes for each feature of the exterior design. Electricity lines are familiar and hamstrings – an echo of the 1950’s original R-Type Continental – now has a sharper radius to make the surface very different, so the nuances of the car a truly coachbuilt to the new coupe. Views this new GT coupe is more daring than ever. Bentley radiator grille is more upright classical matrix, while a new headlamp design, in the format of the traditional four-lamp, has a beautiful jewel-like details, including lights, LED running round-the-eye-catching.
At the rear, the ‘floating’ LED Bentley’s signature wings extend around the corner, emphasizing broad new coupe and attitude objectives. This song is more widely with 41mm on the front and 48mm at the rear than the previous model. Design bootlid has a strong motive ‘double horse-shoe’, reminiscent of the new Bentley Mulsanne, while elliptical exhaust tailpipes blazing a new mandate to strengthen sport Bentley Continental GT. Body shape new Bentley Continental GT coupe is also more aerodynamic wind tunnel following an extensive analysis. In conjunction with various improvements underbody wide (including the wheel arches and exhaust helps aerodynamics) GT’s coefficient of drag has been reduced to 0.33Cd and elevator at the front and rear axle have also been reduced to create greater stability at higher speeds . Bentley Continental GT new set with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, with, for the first time on the Continental family, the option to upgrade to 21-inch design. Three wheel styles are offered – the version of five-spoke 20-inch and two 21-inch Elegant and Sports split-rim variations, which come in a variety of chrome finished and painted. “The new GT coupe sports have a stronger character than before. It is 2 very smooth and comfortable two grand tourer, but with soul, heart and looks of a supercar.” – Dirk van Braeckel, Director of Design
With the interior completely crafts, Bentley Continental GT cabin sets new standards in the repair and luxury to create a stylish space where up to four people can relax in total comfort. The instrument panel and dashboard smooth flying wing echo of the ancient motif of Bentley leather and highest quality soft touch. New touchscreen technology and called chrome-bezelled placed in a dynamic cockpit area, which rises from the center console in the form of a dramatic show ‘wing’ support. A striking and unique seat design ‘Cobra’ is very comfortable thanks to the introduction of new materials using the foam body of the complex to give a touch of softness at first, but with excellent support during the trip again.
The seat can be specified with front-seat ventilation and massage-state system-the-art massage with 10 cells individual and the individual side airbags are provided as standard for all passengers. Front seat belt presenter features a new automatic electrically operated, making the bend-up easy. Driver knee airbag are standard fitment. Bentley Continental GT new offer everyday usability extraordinary. Front seat of a new slim-line with the back teeth also provide 46mm more legroom for rear seat passengers information and easy access to the rear cabin. No other Grand tourer offering such an impressive level of improvement thanks to the noise-suppression technology that includes sophisticated acoustic glass, hidden under the floor and anti-vibration panel shield the entire interior.
The cabin is trimmed with soft-touch leather, a full range of veneers of wood, cool-touch metal and deep-pile carpet – all in a handicraft workshop Bentley unmatched in the factory in Crewe, England. Attention to detail even extends to apply UV stabilizer to the veneers of wood to protect from bleaching, thus ensuring they can be enjoyed as new for decades to come. Each leather hide is sewn under the strict supervision of highly skilled craftsmen and women Bentley. By entering a clever, oblique ‘ramps’ back skin, the interior designers have created a sharp, stylish lines that are clearly defined, while maintaining a soft touch.
Another simple but practical functions, including boot-powered as standard, Electronic Park Brake Assist with Move Off and newly designed, leather door storage bins with bottle holder integrated. Perhaps the most stylish new storage device in the new Bentley Continental GT is, beautifully designed folding, removable case designed to hold items such as keys and pens and which can also be slipped into a pocket or purse. Made from veneers to match the interior of the coupe, the case (available as an option fee) is finished with decorative Bentley wings, satin chrome and leather-lined, and secured in a recess above the twin drinks holders in the center console. “Interior new GT coupe combines form, practicality and innovation Our task is to translate the original design sketches for the cab car – a fairly extreme, almost revolutionary for the Bentley into the end result is a cockpit design that moves the Continental GT to the next generation.” – Darren Day, Senior Designer
Complementing contemporary cabin, the new Continental GT also features sophisticated new touch screen technology with rich imagery maps and 30GB on board hard drive. The display shows the 8-inch car audio systems, telephones, rising and setting of comfort and the very latest navigation systems, which use both drive the car hard-disk and DVD players to access the route data. It also employs a dynamic navigation to guide you around areas of heavy traffic, find the destination by using geo-tagged photos from SD memory cards and is compatible with Google Maps (specific market). Infotainment system, with 7 digit postcode entry, using a combination of touchscreen controls and classic knurled rotary switch for instant usability and offer feedback crystal clear. Graphical user interface screen is engineered in-house to ensure the visual that really fits the style interior. Look closely and you will see that the knurled switch on the screen is a ‘virtual’ switch knurled echo from below.
New infotainment systems The Bentley Continental GT also provides the ultimate in car audio entertainment. An eight-speaker sound system is offered as a standard using the latest Balanced Mode Radiator technology. This compact, unique flat panel speakers provide exceptional clarity with a very wide frequency range. A 11-speaker Naim for Bentley system – created specifically for the Bentley Continental GT by British audiophiles Naim – employ revolutionary Dimensional Dirac digital signal processing. Industry-first technology to create layouts’ independent virtual sound field from the speaker to provide concert hall quality sound reproduction for all occupants wherever they may sit. Bentley Continental GT coupe also benefits from a phone connectivity and music player, digital television (if available) and DVD movie playback. Music can be played and controlled directly from the iPod as well as the six-disc CD changer, SD card reader or directly from your hard-disk drive cars, which can store up to 15GB of music.
Bentley Continental GT is set to have two engine options with a very unique high performance. In addition to the new 575PS versions of the famous Crewe’s powertrain W12 6.0 liter, new high-output 4.0-liter V8 engine options will be introduced in late 2011. Bentley Continental GT is supported with 4.0-liter V8 engine the new honor Bentley environmental commitment to provide powertrain that reaches 40 percent increase in CO2 emissions. New V8 was specifically designed by Bentley engineers to provide all the power and torque exciting marque synonymous with it. Crewe-built new machines also will offer class-leading CO2 emissions-to-power ratio. At launch, the new Bentley Continental GT coupe is powered by the latest evolution of the machine is recognized Bentley 12-cylinder, twin-turbocharged 6-liter, now calibrated to provide greater performance, thanks to increased power, torque and fuel efficiency. Designed on the ‘W’ unique configuration, this is the most compact and technologically advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world. Four camshafts and 48 valves allow the engine to breathe easily and helps to produce distinctive Bentley wave of torque. It is also capable of running on petrol (gasoline), E85 ethanol or a mixture of the two – all from a single tank.
Increased power and torque is transmitted to all-wheel drive system through Quickshift uprated six-speed transmission, which shifts part time (only 200 milliseconds). Revised gearbox also has the capability to provide double downshifts (sixth-fourth gear, for example) and increased acceleration in the range of all teeth. To cope with the extra power and torque, planetary gear sets ZF six-speed transmission was also reinforced. Positive torque during downshifts achieved through the interaction of engine and gearbox electronic controller for additional throttle and fuel injection during ‘blip’ it, overrun replication manual throttle to rev match exactly. During upshifts the transmission, fuel and ignition cut short to allow time for the mechanical shift faster by reducing the torque, as well as improve shift quality and durability. “The extra power and torque and Quickshift W12 transmission bless new Bentley Continental GT with supercar performance directly accessed across the full range of rotation. At the same time, use the pioneer Bentley FlexFuel technology underscores our commitment to environmental sustainability.” – Brian Gush, Director, Chassis and Powertrain, Engineering
Casing new Bentley Continental GT to provide optimal travel and handling balance. The front width and rear track and handling agility benefits, while the solid cast aluminum-forged, high rigidity of the front suspension uprights and aluminum gravity die casting in the back work together with anti-roll bars front redesigned and back spring and damper settings. The result is increased responsiveness and stability at all speeds. Continuous Damping Control (CDC) continue to monitor the attitude of the car and tranquility. By adjusting the suspension settings hundreds of times per second to provide a very supple ride at low speeds and improved ride control speed. It also can lower the car in the mode ‘V-Max’ to increase stability at high speeds.