The new-look Bentley Continental GT will be officially unveiled on the Internet in a couple of hours, but no need to wait, here’s the official images of the car! For uninterested eyes, the new Conti is literally the same as before, but those with a bit more Bentley passion quickly notice that there’s a facelift, even though very subtle. It looks fresh and the whole design is still good for another couple of years. Some say the British firm is going to treat this design like Porsche does with the 911 and maintain it for a long long time!
The 2011 Bentley Continental Facelift comes with new fancier headlights, wider chunkier grille, and a revised bumper at front. From the side it is pretty much unchanged, but then at the back, you get new sleeker taillights along with a more pronounced trunk lid that acts as spoiler, and new rear valance and new-shape tailpipes.
If anything, the changes make the Continental more lovable.
As for the power, it still comes from that magnificent 6.0 liter W12 VW-engineered engine but it’s revised, again, to generate even more horsepower. It started life with 552 hp, then got 560, and now in 2011 it can offer 575 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. Of course this engine is capable of way more than that as we’ve seen with the GT Speed and SuperSport.
The word is that in a year or so, the Continental will become available with a V8 option. It’s not confirmed yet, but it’ll probably be an Audi-sourced 4.0 liter with the same sort of power output as the W12 (Bentley says it won’t be an entry-level after all) but with 40 percent cleaner. That helps the company to bring its overall CO2 emissions lower.
Official details and specs of the car should emerge in a few hours, meanwhile check out some pictures…