New Hybrid Bentley Continental GT Arrives Soon

Images and some early specs for the new Bentley Continental GT are here. It looks quite a lot like the old Continental, but Bentley says this one will use a hybridized V8.

Combined output is a stunning 771 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. It’ll be a plug-in system too, and Bentley says the new Continental will manage around 50 miles of electric-only driving before needing to charge. Note this is on Europe’s slightly more generous WLTP range testing cycle — we don’t have EPA figures just yet.

Other technical goodies spilled by the automaker include four-wheel steering, as befits a large GT car. This will be used in conjunction with an all-wheel drive system and torque vectoring for maximum grip. Suspension will consist of adaptive dual-valve dampers, and a final smattering of technical updates includes a limited-slip differential, and an electronically-controlled 48v anti-roll system. Bentley will roll out the next-gen Continental GT first in coupe form next month, then later with a convertible.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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