Bentley just announced details about its higher performing Continental V8 S cars, which will be on display during the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant now makes 521 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, but those aren’t the only upgrades that Bentley’s hulking luxo-barge will get. A lowered suspension sees the car sitting 10 millimeters closer to the ground, with 45 percent stiffer springs in the front and 33 percent in the rear.
Those mild power tweaks, according to Bentley, won’t wind up affecting fuel economy either. It’s supposed to be able to drive up to 500 miles on a single tank, although that distance probably doesn’t include winding the engine out to its 6,000 rpm maximum.
Other stiffening measures include tweaked dampers and a stiffer sway bar along with tweaks to the car’s stability control system. Bentley hasn’t announced what the car, which is available as a coupe or convertible, will cost, but you can tell them apart by their unique 20-inch wheels and revised end points. There’s a new grille in the front, along with a front splitter and rear diffuser.
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