The official photos and details for Bentley Continental GT V8 had been released and what we are missing is the price tag. Although the price tag might be far from the term affordable for us, but still, it’s our job to share this news with you. We have to thank you autoevolution.com for the photos of official pricings and complete features both for the Continental GT V8 and GTC. So, are you ready for the ride of a lifetime?
For the Bentley Continental GT that powered with W12 in coupe, the British luxury carmaker offers basic price of €183,974 with included VAT. If you choose the GT V8, you have to pay for €161,840. In mathematical calculation, the V8 and coupe models have lowered the price down up to €22,134. Okay, as soon as you are done catching your breath, we will take a look on what extras do Bentley has to offer to their luxury saloon customers.
For starters, the ceramic brakes for Bentley Continental GT cost €12,138 while the “economic” paint calipers in red are €1,243. Adding sizes on your Continental GT luxury saloon wheels (21-inch) will cost you €2,034 and €4,867. Need exclusive entertainment inside your 2013 model year of GT and GTC? Bentley offers the Premium Audio for €6,390; other options such as Adaptive Cruise Control for €2,582 that also equips with Park Heater and Remote Control. We can go on but we afraid it will give us nightmare so you better check out the two images that we attach on this post. Let us know what you think by sharing your thoughts on the comment box below.
The possibility we will see the Bentley SUV both in concept or production version is late 2014 because the luxury carmaker has scheduled their SUV to enter the market in 2015. Rumor has it that the mysterious Bentley SUV will be using a 12-cylinder petrol engine. Wait, Bentley wants to make a SUV that might challenge the Bugatti?
Well, perhaps if we are looking at the engine choice in the form of 12-cylinder or to make it more clear, a W12 engine. That is the same engine that powered a Bugatti without a turbocharge system. But with Bentley, we doubt it that the SUV will stay on pure W12 engine, because there is a big possibility that the SUV will be powered by a W12 with a turbocharged system.
So, why Bentley chooses W12 engine for a SUV? Bentley has one thing to convey on the automotive world: luxury. And using the W12 engine will be emphasizing Bentley’s supremacy on the luxury car segment – or should we change it into luxury SUV segment? Other reason is might be because the W12 is currently powering the Continental range and it would be save some money because Bentley doesn’t have to do research and development of the new engine for the SUV.
Bentley keeps the SUV project in complete hush-hush which means we have to use our probability cause. Probably, the SUV has other engine option in form of diesel to challenge the next-gen of Audi Q7 that is powered by the V12 TDI unit. One of the main reasons why Bentley has confident in SUV project is because they have changing the chief engineer – Elrich Ecihhorm with the new guy – Rolf Frech who served as engineer from Porsche. It means that Herr Frech has more experience in the field because he was part of Cayenne development team.
The official launching of 2012 Bentley Continental GTC supercar was at The International Exhibition in Frankfurt. During the event, there were six words prepared to describe the 2012 Continental GTC namely “Distinctive”, “Sensuous”, “Exquisite”, “Exhilarating”, “Dynamic”, and “Inspired”. The crowds were hypnotized by this luxury sedan and if you think that was it, you wrong. The automaker launched another marketing strategy for their super sedan in the form of video profile. Unfortunately, we have server issues which we can’t linked the video for you, but you can find on YouTube.
To sum it up for you, the video profile of the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC is loaded with some kind of footage of how relaxing it will, driving around the new GTC. Well, who doesn’t feel relax while cruising with the most exquisite sedan in the world? The luxurious interior of the 2012 Continental GTC is covered with leather with other astonishing features which we guarantee will make you drool.
Pop the hood and you will find the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC is powered by the powerful – and of course petrol burner – 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged engine. To be able to but the most luxurious sedan means you don’t even car about the gas bill, right? Anyway, to make the performance complete, the 2012 Continental GTC equips with QuickShift transmission. The power output is as much as 575 horsepower and comes in the form of FWD or four-wheel drive. Price tag for this exclusive hand-assembled sedan sets at €170,000/$212,8000/?149,350. It’s never about the price, but the indescribable feeling of owning a true piece of art.
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.”
While wait for the new and upgraded Bentley Continental GTC sedan, we found this breath-taking video which showed the luxury car in new color. Not just ordinary color, and not ordinary Continental GTC. The photo we attached is the ordinary Bentley Continental GTC in its “ordinary” style and interior.
Have you watched the video? Did you know what makes the ordinary Bentley Continental GTC sedan so different with the ordinary ones? Okay, before we tell you what makes this Continental GTC sedan so special is because ASI has transformed into something else. Wait… ASI? What does stand for?
ASI stands for “Accuracy Spirit Imagination” which is company that focuses on giving body kit for aftermarket cars. The ASI-tuned Bentley Continental GTC sedan on the video was spotted in Monaco. A city where deep pocket people – we can say rich, but we prefer this term – and socialite like Paris Hilton or Prince of Dubai spends their never-ending funds.
With the base price at $205,600; the Bentley Continental GTC already sets place on the luxury sedan segment. Just so you know, ASI might provided the body kit, but under the hood, it still carries the 6.0L W12 turbocharged engine that able to unleash 552 horsepower as it coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Now, the ASI body kit for the Bentley Continental GTC sedan covers the paintjob. Pretty cool, eh? The red and white color scheme represents the ASI which also known as Japanese tuner too. The paint job is cool, but we just can’t get our eyes off those 22-inch alloy rims wrapped in 265/30 tires up front and 295/25 at the rear. It’s truly one of those awesome tuning luxury sedan, right? What do you think? Type your thoughts on the comment box below.
We consider this to be half of official unveil of the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC convertible because as we all know that the official world debut for this luxury car is already set place at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. As four-seater luxury convertible, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC has got some serious exterior and interior changes and let’s not forgets about the improvements on the performance side too.
The major changes applied on the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC four-seater convertible on the cosmetic area include redesigned headlamps with LED daytime-running lights, a more upright matrix radiator grille and new “double horseshoe” rear profile. We don’t know what “double horseshoe” means, but when we watch the video here, we get the point. To complete the luxury look, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC carries 20-inch wheels which are now standard with three styles o f21-inch wheels for the GTC, available as an option.
Inside the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC four-seater convertible has a new dashboard and instrument panel finished in premium soft-touch leather, “cobra style” seats and enhanced rear cabin space, and a new touchscreen with 30GB infotainment system. Well, don’t bother to slip the luxury car title if you found out the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC does not loaded with these privileges.
On the performance side, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC four-seater convertible will be powered by 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 engine which is mated to a QuickShift transmission. That massive engine on the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC is able to unleash 567 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Additional changes on the luxury convertible are a wider track, front and rear, sharper steering and retuned suspension.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley Motors Chairman and Chief Executive have this to say about the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC, “The GTC has always been the most emotional model in the Continental range and a showcase for Bentley design. With its tailored soft top, the GTC is a pure British convertible true to those classic Bentleys of the past. However, the technology, performance and overall design excellence invested in this model means that we are now writing a new chapter for the Bentley convertible driver.” Well, that is about it but it does kill our curiosity over the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC four-seater convertible.