Bentley expands Continental range with S variants for GT, GTC models

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Bentley is expanding its Continental range by adding new S variants for its GT and GTC models. The S trims, for those who don’t know, are variants that are focused on driving performance and visual presence.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the features offered by the new S variants for the Continental GT and GTC models?

    Both S variants of the Continental GT and GTC models come with a blacked-out exterior and interior and a performance-focused engine.
  • How much power does the new S variant for the Continental GT and GTC make?

    The Continental GT and GTC S variants make 542 horses and 770Nm of torque.
  • “Through a multitude of enhancements to the exterior design, interior specification, and dynamic system, the new S range adjusts the Bentley grand touring recipe to center on the pleasure of driving — an opposing yet complementary emphasis to the ‘Wellbeing behind the Wheel’ concept of the recent, comfort-centric Azure range launch,” said Bentley in a recent press release.

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    From the outside, the S variants of both the Continental GT and GTC models come with a black gloss radiator grille, black brightware, dark-tinted headlamps and rear lights, distinctive S badging on the front fenders, a gloss black wing, black quad tailpipes, and black sill extenders.

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    The new S trims are offered with either a 22-inch wheel with Y-shaped spokes finished in gloss black or Pale Brodgar Satin with red-painted brake calipers or a 21-inch wheel with a tri-spoke design in gloss black.

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    Inside, customers are greeted with a striking and performance-focused interior. Its steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushion, and seat backrest are wrapped in suede-like Dinamica. Meanwhile, its seat bolsters and door pads along with the instrument panel and around the console, are finished in leather hide.

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    Noticeable are its fluted S-design seats with the “S” emblem embroidered on the headrest. According to the British carmaker, the Bentley wing — in lieu of the “S” emblem — and fancy quilting, are optional add-ons.

    Finishing touches include a metal S signature badge on the fascia and illuminated Bentley treadplates with the “S” device replacing the Bentley Motors Ltd. plaque.

    Power will come from a 4.0-liter V8 engine which makes around 542 horses and 770Nm of torque. It sends the S variants of the Continental GT and GTC from standstill to 100kph in just four seconds.

    Other performance-based features include the Bentley Dynamic Ride, an advanced 48V electric active anti-roll control system first pioneered by Bentley. Per the automotive firm, the motors within the anti-roll bars actively compensate for cornering forces to minimize body roll under hard cornering, while also improving ride comfort at cruising speeds by decoupling the left- and right-hand wheels from each other.

    Photos from Bentley

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