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Bentley soars over Munich with new Continental GT V8

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Feb 13th, 2012 at 1:31PM

You'd think that lobbing four cylinders off a car's engine would have an adverse effect on its performance, right? But Bentley is out to show that its new Continental GT with the V8 engine can fly every bit as much as the W-12 model. And by fly, we do mean fly. Not only is the updated 2013 twelve-cylinder model 55 pounds lighter than the one it replaces, but the eight-cylinder model is lighter still. That helps the V8 achieve 40-percent better fuel economy, while still delivering 500 horsepower – 131 hp shy of the W12 – for a 4.6-second sprint to 60. To drive the point home,... Read More

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