How should a Bentley drive? Should the machine serenely coddle its driver and passengers in the lap of luxury, or should the Flying B hint at a sportier side? And what should it sound like – quiet and subdued or raspy yet refined?

Up until now, Bentley has focused on an elegant experience over one that's overtly sporty. Judging from the video you'll see after the break, though, the time has apparently come for a dose of exhilaration and some much welcome exhaust wail.

Bentley will be releasing a new V8 engine, possibly at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, and has released a little teaser offering a taste of what is in store from the historic marque. While we can't really see too much to get excited about, this video is really all about the sound. And that chorus is enough to get the blood pumping rather nicely.

But don't just take our word for it. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      kesando
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this supposed to be a new base engine in the GT?
      d
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, isn't that where JB crashed his Aston a few years back?
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      also available in the new S6/S7/S8. it's about time the overweight GT get's a lighter and more torquey engine.
      sqlgod
      • 3 Years Ago
      This "Secret facility" looks like Guantanamo for professional drivers.
      untitledfolder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds great... but also just like any other average v8?
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when did scion start making the Continental? That commercial isn't exactly pointed towards Bentley's target market...
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds A LOT like the Benz 6.2, and that's a good thing!
      Michael
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Bentley teases sound of new V8 engine" ... That's the lamest thing I've ever heard of an auto company doing.
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      ShadowVlican
      • 3 Years Ago
      now this is a proper sound video..... not like that pos toyota gt86 video with shitty music....
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        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        it's the new 4.0 litre turbo co-developed with audi. it will most likely only be used in the continental while the 6.75 is reserved for the mulsanne. to answer your question: complement.
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