2020 Bentley Continental GT V8: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Under the Hood
The Continental GT V8 derives power from a new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine that produces 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque at 1960–4500 rpm. Twin-scroll turbochargers dwell within the V of the engine, between the cylinder heads; four of the eight cylinders can be deactivated in certain conditions to improve fuel efficiency. The 4.0-liter V8 gets combined with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission and active all-wheel drive, allowing the hulking Continental GT V8 coupe to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (4.0 for the convertible) and achieve a top speed of 198 mph. The Continental GT V8 shares the 4.0-liter V8 and dual-clutch transmission with the Porsche Panamera Turbo. (Why, you might ask? The Volkswagen Group owns both Bentley and Porsche.)

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