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The new Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​is powered by a Hybrid V8

After Bentley recently stopped offering its most powerful 6.0-L W12 engine, and replaced it with a plug-in hybrid system with a 4.0-L V8 engine that powers the Continental GT Speed.

The redesigned Continental GT is the first Bentley model that, in the Speed ​​version, is powered by a 4.0-L biturbo V8 engine in combination with an electric motor supported by 25.9 kWh batteries that, due to the distribution of mass by axles (49:51), are located in the rear of the luxurious four-seater. The car is available as a Coupé and Cabrio version, and Bentley says that the batteries ensure an electric range of up to 80 kilometers (WLTP) and a speed of 130 km/h.

Talking about the design, the new Continental GT is inspired by the Bacalar and Batur models, but this time there are no twin headlight housings that have graced Bentley cars for years.

When it comes to the powertrain, the new 4.0-L biturbo V8 engine combined with an electric motor delivers a total of 790 hp (589 kW) and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to all wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The GT Speed ​​Coupé reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph). The GTC Speed ​​has an electronically limited top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).

Production will begin in Q4 2024, and the first deliveries are expected by the end of the year.

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Bentley Batur Convertible Limited Edition

The Bentley Batur Convertible is one of the last models from the British manufacturer to be powered by a W12 engine. It will be produced in limited numbers and only 16 lucky ones will have the opportunity to own this car.

The Batur Convertible is powered by the most powerful edition of the 6.0-L twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 750 hp (559 kW) and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque. Bentley has not released the performance of the “open-air” two-seater, but by comparison it is more powerful than the Continental Speed version whose W12 engine delivers 659 hp (491 kW) which is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph). Power is sent to all wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The car is equipped with a refined Akrapovič titanium exhaust system. It retained the design of its hard-top sibling, the Bentley Batur, with certain adaptations, especially at the rear. Inside, the sleek and ergonomic cockpit is luxurious while the folding soft top can be lowered/raised in 19 seconds.

Bentley hasn’t announced how much each will cost, but it’s expected to be around $2 million.

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2022 Bentley Bacalar Roadster is up for auction

In February 2021, Bentley announced that it had produced its most powerful W12 engine ever, and the Bentley Bacalar was the first car to use this engine. It is a limited edition two-seater that was produced in only 12 copies. One of them, the 2022 Bentley Bacalar Roadster is up for auction.

Bentley Bacalar was designed by Bentley Mulliner and was inspired by the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car. It shares some similarities with the Continental GT model, such as a door handle with a keyless entry system, a 20 mm wider rear track. This example is finished in Mulliner Extended Range Veridian and is equipped with a Carbon Fiber Pack that includes bonnet vents, side moldings, mirror caps, and power humps.

The interior is upholstered in Beluga leather and Gray tweed with Beluga and Bronze core piping. The seams on the seats are bronze, while the steering wheel is wrapped in black leather with black stitching. There’s also plenty of carbon detailing and an embroidered Bentley logo on the seat headrests.

The Bentley Bacalar is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine with 650 hp (485 kW) and 667 lb-ft (904 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to all wheels via an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It is rarely driven and has only 119 miles on the odometer.

The car will be auctioned on May 17th in Indianapolis, United States.

Source: Mecum