To launch the new Continental GT V8 in Germany, Bentley came up with an unnecessarily showy but undeniably impressive plan.
They took the car high up in the skies with a chopper an put it on a sky lounge on top of a skyscraper. 300 VIP guests then emerged to celebrate the car’s flying debut in Munich. This elaborate plan is sure put the new Bentley in the headlines, attract more attention to it.
The new Bentley Continental GT V8 is powered by a 4.0 liter engine developing maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS/373 kW) at 6000 rpm and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft). Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a sub-5 second acceleration time for the 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and a top speed of over 180 mph (290 km/h). At the same time, the new V8 Continental models achieve outstanding levels of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for the luxury performance sector and are capable of travelling over 500 miles (800 km) on a single tank of fuel.