When Bentley announced a new V8 version of the Continental GT we thought it would be a like a sugar-free gum – healthy, but not just as good as the real thing. But we were wrong, actually! If anything, the V8 Conti will be nicer to drive because, for one thing, you can at least hear the engine and that’s part of a good driving sensation. What’s more, with 500 PS at the disposal of your right foot it will be – in the real world – just as fast as the W12 version. Oh, and it’s also 40 percent more fuel efficient.
Here’s some highlights from the car’s unveiling ceremony at Detroit Motor Show.