The arrival of the 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe has been officially confirmed by the Bentley CEO Durheimer. He stated that the two-door (which means its in coupe form, right?) version of GT2 Continental will be ready next year.
It’s not the coupe form that excites us, but the total power output for 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 that might be able to reach up to 650 horsepower. Question: which type of engine that can offer that kind of power – the W12 or the V8? Come on… a 5th grader that addicted watching automotive TV series is smarter than you. Frankly speaking, both W12 and V8 are able to create 650 horsepower; but we think the W12 is more fitted with the overall look of 2012 Continental GT2 coupe.
The 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 will not only carry massive power under its hood, but the coupe will be having a strict diet in order to reach certain weight level. The total weight loss needs to be shed by the 2012 Continental GT2 is around 200 kg (400 lbs) from the current weight 2,200 kg (4,400 lbs). Sounds familiar? Honestly, the weight loss program for the GT2 is similar with what the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has. Guess we have to credit the Bentley engineers to be able to pull that off.
Back to engine, the 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe is intended to be a track-focused version vehicle. It means that the GT2 has the ability to go sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) less than four seconds.
Bentley CEO – Durheimer has this to say about the arrival of 2012 Bentley Continental GT2 coupe, “I definitely think there is room for a car with more power than the Supersport. I also think some of what we did with the Supersport in the past wasn’t quite right. For example, it should not be a two-seater. That layout should be reserved for the top-line cars.”