All the details and pics:New Bentley Continental V8 S

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Words:Rohan Patil

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The legendary British car brand Bentley has officially released their latest member to the Continental lineup.The more powerful “S” version of the Continental GT V8 will be available as both a coupe and convertible and belts out an additional 21 bhp and 20 Nm from the V8 twin-turbo 4.0-litre engine. The total power now stands at 521 bhp at 6,000 rpm and  torque is rated at 680 Nm at 1,700 rpm.new bentley continental V8 S

This addition in power enables the Bentley Continental GT V8 S Coupe to dismiss the 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.5 seconds, which is a whole 0.3 seconds quicker than the normal model. The top whack has also increased from 303 kmph to 309 kmph. Convertible model propels to 100 kmph in a scant 4.7 seconds and will keep on accelerating until the needle points to 308 kmph.

 

Also with the bump in performance, Bentley has added the S version a range of upgrades improving the looks and the handling of this

luxury sports saloon. The S now sits 10mm lower from the ground, gets updated dampers, 45% front / 33% rear stiffened spring rates, a tweaked stability control system and a stiffer rear sway bar. Both front and rear fascias have been slightly changed and the Continental GT V8 S rides on a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

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Customers can change with the specification of the GT V8 S by selecting from a range of optional equipment. The sports exhaust features

redesigned silencers, re-tuned mountings and revised pipe architecture. The optional Mulliner Driving Specification features 21-inch 7-spoke Black Edition wheels, drilled alloy foot pedals, a ‘jewel’  fuel filler cap and a cabin trimmed in diamond-quilted, perforated leather with indented headlining. Other options include Mulliner dark – tint (smoked) front and rear lights and Beluga gloss door mirrors.

 

 

Deliveries of the new Continental V8 S are slated to start in early 2014.