Bentley has been busy freshening its present lineup, having simply launched a long-wheelbase model of the Bentayga. Now, the Bentley Continental vary is rising with new S variations of the Continental GT coupe and Continental GTC convertible.
Becoming a member of the Bentayga S launched in 2021, these new 2023 fashions goal so as to add a sportier character to the bottom V-8 variations of the Continental GT and GTC, Bentley mentioned Monday in a press launch. Output of the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is unchanged, although, at 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. That is good for a 0-62 mph time of round 4.0 seconds, in response to Bentley.
Within the S fashions, the V-8 breathes via a regular sport exhaust system that Bentley says amplifies the sound a bit extra. The GT S and GTC S additionally get Bentley Dynamic Trip as customary tools. Usually elective, it makes use of electrical motors that actuate the anti-roll bars to assist scale back physique roll. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive stay customary.
Bentley Continental GT S
Bentley Continental GT S and GTC S fashions get dark-tinted headlights and taillights, customary 22-inch wheels (21-inch wheels are elective), and a gloss black grille. Many of the exterior trim is blacked out as effectively, aside from the Bentley badge and lettering. Black quad exhaust ideas and sill extenders from the higher-performance Continental GT Pace end off the outside adjustments.
The S mannequin’s inside trim is a mixture of Dinamica artificial suede and leather-based, with elective quilting for the seats. The gauges use the identical graphics because the Continental GT Pace.
The 2023 Continental GT S will price $266,000 and the Continental GTC S will run $292,500 with a vacation spot cost of roughly $2,700 for every mannequin. Bentley hasn’t shared timing for the S fashions’ on-sale date.