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Bentley improving W12 to justify over V8 Continental

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Feb 20th, 2012 at 10:02AM

All things being equal, we'd generally rather have more cylinders than fewer. But Bentley upset that particular applecart with the latest Continental GT. Not only is the 500-horsepower V8 version less expensive than the 567-hp W12, it also boasts better handling (thanks to less weight in the nose) and better fuel economy, too – all with a scant 67 less horsepower. So why would anyone want the twelve-cylinder version? That's a good question, and one which Bentley is apparently not afraid to ask itself. Some customers will likely opt for the W12 for snobbery's sake or because their... Read More

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