2018 Bentley Continental GT is a grand tourer produced by the British automaker Bentley Motors since 2003. The Bentley Continental GT was the first car released by Bentley under Volkswagen AG management after their acquisition of the company in 1998, and the first ever Bentley to employ “mass production” manufacturing techniques. 2018 Bentley Continental GT Interior shares a platform with the Volkswagen Phaeton.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
The four-door Continental Flying Spur saloon was first displayed at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. The Flying Spur utilises most of the technical underpinnings of the Bentley Continental GT and was introduced to European and North American markets in the summer of 2005. Together, the Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur have boosted Bentley’s annual production from around 1,000 units in 2003, to 9,200 units in 2006.
The Flying Spur has a 6-litre, 12-cylinder engine, configured in a W formation. Unlike a conventional 12-cylinder engine with two banks of six (V-12), the Continental’s 6-litre engine is configured in two banks of VR six cylinders each (2x VR6). This shortens the W-12 engine’s length considerably, compared to a two-bank configuration. The W-12 produces 552 bhp (412 kW; 560 PS), accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and propels the Flying Spur top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h).
One notable aspect of the Continental Flying Spur is its grille. Made to look like traditional chromed brass mesh, it is a metal-covered plastic-core. This was fitted as a safety feature; it is designed to break apart upon impact with a pedestrian.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Design
It is a version of Continental GT in China market, with three-tone interior that blends a main leather hide colour with accent and inserts colours, choice of Orange and Magenta accent colours, choice of Orange Flame and Magenta Metallic body colours, Piano Black and dark-stained Burr Walnut veneer, exterior wing badge, treadplate and name badge positioned on the centre console with ‘Design Series China’ signature. The vehicle was unveiled at 2010 Auto China Motor Show in Beijing.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports
2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports is a convertible version of Continental Supersports coupe with a revised version of the ZF 6HP26 transmission with “Quickshift,” cutting shift times by 50% and enabling double downshifts.
The 2018 Bentley Continental GT Supersports Convertible also gets new, lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels that are 22 lb (10.0 kg) lighter than the standard wheel. The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Geneva Motor Show. US model went on sale in Summer of 2010 for $280,400.
2018 Bentley Continental GT Speed
The convertible version Continental GT Speed includes ME17 engine management system, self-levelling system set 10 mm lower than the 2018 Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible, Electronic Stability Control with Dynamic Mode, matrix radiator grille and bumper air intakes in dark-tint chrome finish, 21″ Speed alloy wheels in silver or an optional dark tint, diamond-quilted hide upholstery, Dark Tint Aluminium ‘engine spin’ finish (optional fine wood veneers, satin-finish Carbon Fibre option for fascia and centre console), top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph). The 2018 Bentley Continental GT unveiled at North American International Auto Show.