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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.

Source: Bentley