New Continental GT V8

The new Bentley Continental GT V8 makes every journey breathtaking. It combines sleek design, contemporary craftsmanship, seamless technology and a powerful V8 engine that delivers irresistibly dynamic performance, accompanied by a uniquely emotive burble. This is a truly engaging driving experience.

A dynamic, modern look

The design of this exciting car reflects its agile performance. The sharp, superformed lines of the new Continental GT are enhanced with sleek, stylish details, including elliptical quad tailpipes, a discreet V8 badge placed on the fender and striking 20” ten-spoke painted alloy wheels with the spokes arranged in symmetrical pairs.

Inside the car, a single hide colour of your choosing is used throughout the cabin for a look that combines elegance with simplicity. This is perfectly complemented by the contemporary Crown Cut Walnut veneer as standard. Additional hide colours and colour splits are also available, as well as an extended range of veneers, which can be made even more stunning by adding a sleek Chrome Pinstripe. New to Continental GT V8 as an alternative to veneer is the option of High Gloss Carbon Fibre.

An exhilarating drive

With twin-scroll turbochargers located inside the V of the engine, the new Continental GT V8 delivers breathtaking acceleration, taking you from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds) and on to a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h)**, accompanied by the irresistible burble of the Bentley V8 engine, which is especially intense in Sport mode.

The animated driving experience keeps you completely in touch with the road, thanks to superlatively balanced weight distribution that enhances traction and stability as you accelerate. A passive chassis with a preset balance between ride comfort and handling ensures exceptionally confident cornering, or for truly exquisite control you can opt for Bentley Dynamic Ride, an innovative 48V Electronic Active Roll Control system that continuously adjusts the roll bars to optimise both handling and ride comfort in any conditions.

Technology for every journey

The variable displacement technology used within the V8 engine closes the valves on four of the cylinders when it detects a light throttle opening, seamlessly switching back to all eight whenever needed without the driver even noticing. This increases efficiency without compromising on performance, resulting in an impressive range of 865 km.

A wealth of My Bentley* services makes the journey smarter, safer and more convenient. This includes Apple CarPlay®, which lets you control your iPhone® through the car’s systems, Private eCall, which alerts emergency services in a critical situation, and My car status, which lets you view details on everything from your fuel level to your maintenance schedule through the My Bentley app.

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*My Bentley services are currently not available in all markets. The My Bentley app will become available in February 2019. Speak to your local Bentley dealer for more details.

Almost limitless personalisation

With a wealth of opportunities for personalisation, you can make your new Continental GT V8 entirely your own. The Colour Specification increases the choice of hide colours from five to fifteen and introduces four elegant duo tone colour splits. There is also a wide range of stunning paint colours, alloy wheels and veneer options to choose from. You can explore the possibilities with the Bentley Configurator.

A range of options allow you to enhance both the look and the feel of your car. The Mulliner Driving Specification and Blackline Specification add striking styling details, the Front Seat Comfort Specification makes your journey even more exquisite, and the City Specification and Touring Specification use the very latest technology to ensure an effortless drive whatever the surroundings.

** All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval

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Technical Specifications


Engine4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission8-speed Automatic Transmission
Power550 PS / 542 bhp / 404 kw @ 5750-6000 rpm
Torque770Nm, 568 lb.ft @ 2000-4500 rpm
Emissions levelUS LEV III


Maximum Speed198 mph / 318 km/h
Acceleration MPH0 - 60 mph 3.9 secs
Acceleration KMH0 - 100 km/h 4.0 secs


Body StyleCoupé
Overall Length4850mm / 190.94in
Width Across Mirrors21847m / 86.10in
Width Across Mirrors Folded1966mm / 77.4in
Height1405mm / 55.31in (with antenna)
Wheel Base2851mm / 112.24in


*Driving Range500 miles
-*All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.