Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | March 24, 2017 19:04
All-new Bentley Continental GT slated to debut late this year
Bentley is having a busy year ahead. Last week, our spies shared to us photos of the Flying Spur test mule. For this latest batch, they have snapped up the all-new Continental GT, the British luxury automaker's grand touring coupe. According to our spies, the reveal won't be too far away.
The next-generation Continental GT and GTC will be based off the MSB platform. It is the same platform used by Porsche for the Panamera. At the front is a slightly clearer picture of its front fascia. While the grill and headlights have rather interesting covers on them, expect them to be inspired from the EXP supercar concept.
On to its side, it keeps the signature roofline of the current Continental GT which flows into the rear of the big coupe. It also retains the teardrop-shaped side windows as well. However, both the fenders and quarter panels have been covered by false panels. We get a small glimpse of the tail lights and we also see that it has a retractable rear spoiler.
As for power, our spies tell us that it may get two engine options. First is the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 lifted from the Panamera. The second is Bentley's own twin-turbo W12 mill. Horsepower is estimated at 550 PS for the V8 and over 600 PS in the W12. Since it shares the same platform as the Panamera, expect a hybrid option as well.