Bentley Preps Debut of New 2016 Continental GT

Continental GT Speed (7)

Bentley’s new 2016 Continental GT will make its North American debut at this year’s Monterey Auto Week, alongside inspiring models from Bentley’s past and future like the 1930 Blower Bentley.

The 2016 Continental GT gets new exterior design tweaks to the front bumper and radiator shell to give a more assertive look. A bumper has been reshaped and widened rear bumper also now features full-width brightware. It also gets new 20” and 21” wheels.

On the inside, there’s a new and contemporary straight-fluting pattern adorning the four generous seats, while the Mulliner Driving Specification (standard on GT Speed) gains a tightened, “small-diamond” quilting pattern reminiscent of a tailored British jacket.

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The mighty 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 powertrain has received a power and torque increase, from 575 PS (567 bhp / 423 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb.ft) to 590 PS (582 bhp / 434 kW) and 720 Nm (531 lb.ft), to maintain the model’s reputation of effortless performance. It also gets an increased fuel economy of 5-percent and 20 mpg.

Meanwhile, in a nod to Bentley’s 85th anniversary, the iconic 1930 Blower Bentley will also make its dynamic appearance during Monterey Auto Week in the Quail Rally. Plus, Bentley will also whip out its EXP 10 Speed 6 concept.

“The future of Bentley is now, and Pebble Beach is the perfect backdrop to showcase the new Continental GT alongside gems from our past and concepts for our exciting future. The new Continental GT is a testament to Bentley trademarks of luxury and performance and we’re excited to share it with friends of Bentley during this gathering of fine automobiles,” says Michael Winkler, President and CEO, Bentley Motors.

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