Bentley Continental GT
The highly anticipated third-generation Bentley Continental GT is almost upon us after months of speculation. The iconic British grand tourer is set for production and scheduled to appear during early MY 2019. Most will argue that there aren’t too many differences between this new model and its first and second generation predecessors, though. Their eyes might be in the right place as overall shape and design haven’t evolved as much as some would have expected from a 15-year time frame, but there’s much more to it than sheer looks. The new Continental GT sports an all-new aluminum body and pretty much all-new everything else under it.
One of the few things that have survived the generation shift is the engine, though, this new version does sport a number of new aluminum parts. A 6.0L twin-turbo W12 generates 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque which should be enough for a 0 to 60 time somewhere between 3 and 3.5 seconds. Although it’s never been one of the more efficient mills around, the Brits say the new version is up to 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing engine. Needless to say, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT will go ballistic on both the refinement and the available features front. It’ll go so far, in fact, that there will be no advanced safety goodies you can’t order with one. Although we’re used to expecting the unexpected from the Bentley, I’d wager they’ll still find a way to surprise us before all is said and done.