The new V8 also employs the latest LED Matrix technology, while the design of the headlamps is inspired by the finest cut-crystal glasses. The result is similar to that of an illuminated cut gem, an effect which is magnified when the optional welcome sequence gradually illuminates the headlights as you approach the car.

For a more striking, assertive look, the new GT is also available with the Blackline Specification, which replaces the exterior body brightware with black-painted trim except the Bentley wing badges and rear lettering. Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon-fibre, the Blackline Specification includes black door handles, black headlamp surrounds, wing vents and lower side sills are also painted black, offering a more dramatic character while providing a high degree of visual differentiation.

Muscular Exterior Design - A Statement of Intent

A statement of true luxury, the third generation Continental GT represents the pinnacle of Bentley's design and engineering achievements. Effortlessly elegant and more sculptured and sharply defined, the body and materials combine to create a truly breath-taking car.

The new V8 model features 20-inch, 10-spoke painted alloy wheels and the option to choose from nine other designs measuring up to 22-inches. Bentley offers seven standard exterior bodywork colours, with and extensive palate of additional paint choices available. The GT V8 is distinguished by its quad exhaust pipes and subtle V8 badging to the front wings.

Thrilling Performance, Even Greater Efficiency

The new V8 version of the ultimate Grand Tourer combines immense power with impressive fuel efficiency. Excellent weight distribution makes the dynamic V8 feel even more agile and responsive with a distinctive, higher revving engine personality of its own.

The new-generation 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 770Nm of torque. It also features dual twin-scroll turbochargers located inside the -V- of the engine, together resulting in a top speed of 318 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds.

Spirited performance from the eight-speed V8 model is complemented by refined efficiency, stemming partly from the ability of the engine to de-activate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without compromising the drive. The seamless change happens in just 20 milliseconds and is imperceptible to customers. Stop-Start technology, which operates at 'near-to-stop' speeds, is also available.

Bentley is introducing a new version of its third generation Continental GT this year. The definitive luxury Grand Tourer is set to excite the Malaysian roads with its powerful V8 engine, ensuring a lively and engaging drive that complement the unparalleled levels of luxury and cutting-edge technology.

Equipped with a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine, the new Continental GT V8 combines immense power with greater range, plus a characterful V8 burble through the stylish quad exhaust pipes. It also features 20-inch, 10-spoke alloys wheels, subtle V8 badging and a sublime, handcrafted interior.

Bentley created the modern Grand Tourer segment in 2003, with the launch of its first-generation Continental GT and, sitting at the core of the ground-breaking Continental GT line-up, the new V8 model offers customers a unique breadth of Grand Touring abilities.

New Crown Cut Walnut adorns the V8 fascia and other areas, with the option of a variety of exquisite wood veneers. V8 models also feature a 10-speaker Bentley Audio system as standard pumping out a powerful 650 watts of entertainment.

At the heart of the GT V8 dashboard is an advanced, fully digital, driver-focussed instrument panel and the optional Bentley Rotating Display. The latter features a 12.3 inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves the veneer to reveal the touchscreens, as well as three elegant analogue dials.

A Cabin of Handcrafted Luxury

The Continental GT V8's innovative, luxurious interior offers unrivalled Grand Touring refinement. It seamlessly integrates natural materials such as the highest quality leathers and rare, sustainability sourced veneers into the finest handcrafted cabin.

Twenty-way adjustable leather seats set new industry standards in comfort and refinement, and are available in a monotone colour split. Four further colour split options are available, together with Contrast Stitching, Piping and Hand Cross Stitch.

Luxury with Sporting Pedigree

The third-generation Bentley Continental GT welcomes a V8 variant to lining up alongside the W12 flagship.

An Active All-Wheel Drive System varies the front-to-rear torque split dependent on the driving situation. The Continental GT V8 will use rear-wheel drive as much as possible during normal driving for optimum efficiency and dynamic performance. Electric Power-Assisted Steering provides excellent feedback to the driver. It utilises a variable rack ratio, allowing increased response with higher steering angles to aid manoeuvrability whilst maintaining excellent stability at high speeds. The V8 also offers a wide range of driver assistance features, such as Active Lane Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Park Assist.

Continuous Damping Control optimises comfort and handling, by constantly adjusting the damper forces in response to road inputs, vehicle movement and driver demand. It does this by continuously measuring the velocity and distance between the wheel and the body at each corner and adjust to optimise comfort and handling.

Unrivalled Ride and Handling

The driving dynamics of the Continental GT V8 offers the driving character expected of a class leading Grand Tourer, along with the opportunity to explore the range of performance the car has to offer via the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector. The different modes available offer the customer the full breadth of performance, from class-leading refinement and comfort to focussed handling in Sport mode.

The Continental GT V8 is equipped with front and rear hollow, lightweight anti-roll bars for exceptional handling while the technically advanced, adaptive chassis created for Bentley's intelligent Dynamic Ride System is also available as an option. The Dynamic Rice System controls ride comfort and lateral roll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement, as well as making the Continental GT V8 feel effortlessly precise.

The air suspension uses three-chamber air springs which further improve ride comfort and the dynamic character. It has the scope to vary from sporting spring stiffness to luxury limousine refinement, depending on which mode is selected.

Since then, Bentley Motorsport's squad of elite works racing drivers have commenced three races series in 2020 - the Intercontinental GT Challenge, SRO E-Sport GT Series and The Race All-Star Series - and, after the opening round of each, they are leading them all.

The DNA of a Winner

The new Continental GT V8 celebrates the vision, values and victories of Bentley Motors in the world of motorsports. At the beginning of 2020, the Continental GT demonstrated its extraordinary breadth of ability, first by taking overall victory in Continental GT3 form at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and then with a stunning debut of the Ice Race Continental GT at the 2020 GP Ice Race in Zell am See.

The #7 Continental GT3 of Maxime Soulet (BEL), Jordan Pepper (ZAR) and Jules Gounon (FRA) dominated the opening round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge at Bathurst, sweeping to victory after starting from P11.