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The new Bentley Continental GT launched in the UAE

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, April 26 - 2011 @ 12:02

From Bentley Motors’ earliest days, its cars have set new standards in automotive design and engineering. They were icons of motoring. These cars took the Grand Touring rulebook and rewrote it. The R-Type Continental in the 1950s and the Continental GT at the start of the 21st century ushered a revolution in Grand Touring.

The latest masterpiece, the new Continental GT is a stunning coupe that blends classic Bentley DNA with contemporary design and modern technology.

It creates a revolution of its own with a perfect fusion of supercar performance and handcrafted luxury.

The soul of the new Continental GT is the latest evolution of Bentley’s acclaimed 12-cylinder, 6-litre power unit, now engineered to provide greater supercar performance. With increases in power, torque and fuel efficiency; the new engine is one of the most technologically advanced of its kind. Designed in a unique ‘W’ configuration, it is the most compact 12-cylinder engine in the world.

The new Continental GT is capable of running on the latest environmentally sustainable bio-fuels, thanks to its advanced FlexFuel technology, that allows it to run seamlessly on gasoline, bioethanol (E85) or any combination of the two.

With its power output raised to an immense 575PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque, the new Continental GT is even faster than its predecessor. In tandem with a new six-speed Quickshift transmission, gear change times are reduced by 50%; and it will launch from standstill to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 197mph (318km/h). With a 40:60 (front:rear) split power ratio, the new Continental GT feels even more poised for action and more controllable cornering.

Its state-of-the-art suspension, including Intelligent Continuous Damping Control, constantly monitors the car’s attitude and poise.

It adjusts the suspension settings hundreds of times a second to deliver a supple ride at low speeds and increased control as the speed increases.

Unlike standard two-wheel-drive cars, the new Continental GT benefits from one of the world’s most advanced all-wheel-drive systems, ensuring that all the power the 12-cylinder engine generates is utilised. Its ability to accelerate under a wave of torque at any speed, in all weather conditions, is unparalleled.

“The new Continental GT is a fine example of Bentley engineers’ determination to create the ultimate Grand Tourer. It is a skilful blend of heritage and contemporary that will make it more than just an eye-catching evolution. Bentley Emirates foresees an immense interest in the UAE for this very special car,” commented George Duncan, General Manager of Bentley Emirates.

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