Bentley Announces Upgraded Continental GT to Be Showcased at Geneva
Bentley has been working on an upgraded version of the Continental GT, which will be unveiled during next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
The release is set to feature both aesthetic and performance modifications. These include a new front bumper, a smaller radiator shell and new, more pronounced fenders with a new vent, complete with a metallic “B” symbol. The rear bumper is now wider, with a shiny ornament running across it from one to the other, while some models also come with a new rear diffuser design. The upgraded versions also come with new 20- and 21-inch wheels, and are available in three new colors: Marlin (a rich metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone) and Jetstream (a light, bright metallic blue).
On the inside, Bentley’s new releases boast a new pattern for the four seats, in addition to brand new driver controls, and an optional sports steering wheel and larger gear-shift paddles incorporating tactile knurled metal embellishers. Also notable is the fact that the driver’s instrument panel has new dials and graphics, and the interior is now illuminated by LEDs.
The only model to feature a power upgrade is the top-of-the-range Continental GT W12. Its 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine received an output boost from 575PS (567hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) to 590PS (582hp) and 720Nm (531 lb-ft).