Anyone who has driven the Bentley Continental GT V8 or even seen the spec sheet will not even for a moment think that it needs more power. Yet it seems the good folks at Bentley are at it again with new Bentley GT V8 S. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new GT V8 S has a 4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine developing 521 bhp at 6,000 rpm and an incredible peak torque of 680 Nm at a mere 1,700 rpm.
With a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission and so much power you can be sure to get crazy speeds at your fingertips. The GT V8 S coupe dispatches the 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds onto a top speed of 309 km/h. The performance of the GT V8 S convertible is equally impressive, reaching 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 308km/h. All this from a car that has soft-touch leathers, wood veneers, polished metals and deep-pile carpeting.
From the outside the lowered suspension adds to the low/mean look plus there is a front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser finished in Beluga gloss. The black gloss radiator grille with single chrome divider bar and ‘figure of eight’ exhaust tail pipes tell you that this is the powerful V8 engine.
The 'S' models also get 20-inch wheels with an open-spoke design that reveals red-painted brake calipers. Subtle ‘V8 S’ badges are applied to each front fender plus the Bentley Wings badges feature a red centre.
There you go the new Bentley Conti GT V8 S is everything you expect a Bentley to be and if you want luxury and performance there is hard to find a better combination anywhere else.