Declination V8 coupe, the Continental GT V8S is as surprising as it is redoubtable. Its measurements and performance make this Bentley a coupe unparalleled.
By Frédéric Edmond
A Bentley always stands out at first glance. The Continental GT V8S coupe is no exception, with its The design is both fluid and sleek, characterized by its round front lights, its gigantic grille and muscular wings. Elegantly designed, this large coupe 4.81 meters shows signs of power: a quadruple outlet exhaust system with delicately rounded lines, a removable spoiler that can be the rear, or a front bumper that looks like a spoiler. reversed. The tone is set: sport and comfort are the key words here. A Inside, the spirit finds itself. Comfort, first of all: with its dimensions, the coupe offers a remarkable elbow room; by its rank of a luxury coupe, it also boasts quality materials and an attractive perfectly mastered finish. But its sporting character remains. The seat, on the bucket seats is low, while the three-spoke steering wheel, which offers is equipped with control paddles.
On the road, this Bentley coupe really comes into its own. Its V8 engine, increased to 528 horsepower, generates an impressive torque of 680 Nm. Thanks to which the Continental GT V8S benefits from a tremendous power from 1,700 rpm and up to 6,000 rpm The resulting flexibility, well served by an eight-speed automatic transmission, allows the vehicle to be driven smoothly in urban use. While offering the driver the possibility to send it to unavoidable speeds in less time than it takes to say it.
Reaching 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, the coupe ensures thunderous acceleration, which is accompanied by a raucous roar. At this level of performance, and even more so for a vehicle weighing 2.3 tons, fuel consumption obviously exceeds ten liters per hundred kilometers in the combined cycle.
Behind the performance rarely achieved by sports coupes, there is an undeniable comfort. Despite the massive 20-inch wheels, this Bentley does not suffer from the radicalness of its competitors. Don’t be fooled: the support is solid and the car turns flat. But its wheelbase and mass make it more of a great traveler than an authentic bombshell.
Engine: V8 twin-turbo; Displacement: 3,993 cm3; Power: 528 hp. ; Torque: 680 Nm between 1700 and 6000 rpm. O to 100 km/h : 4,5 sec. ; Maximum speed: 309 km/h. Combined consumption: 11 liters / 100 km.