2016 Bentley Continental GT Release Date, Speed, Price, Specs – It has only been a year ever since the respected automobile giant introduced a subtle visual update for the GT and its W-12 powerplant which got an additional 10 horsepower, and the Brits are already looking forward to unleashing another offensive in the market which will mark its fastest production grand tourer ever.
All eyes are set on the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show which is expected to unleash the Continental GT, which is the revised part of the recent overhaul of the entire GT line-up including the 4-door Flying Spur.
In essence, the GT, especially the GT Speed model borrows the visual enhancements that adorn the base GT, while still receiving unique details that will result in the vehicle commanding a standing ovation as the most fastest and powerful member of the entire GT family.
The subtle changes that will be manifested in the new vehicle will bring few nips and tucks in the cockpit, which will most definitely keep it fresh throughout the 3rd generation. In a nut shell, the new vehicle will come equipped with Continental’s mid-cycle facelift.
Exterior Photos – Bentley Continental GT 2016
We can all reminisce last year’s update which brought forth a body coloured aerodynamic enhancements and darker finish for the headlamps, 21” wheels, taillights, etc. for the 2016 year facelift, buyers should expect a slightly revised front grille and front bumper.
The refreshed grille will impart little on the entre front fascia appearance, however, the new apron will add lots of assertiveness, with credit given to the redesigned air intake layout. The previous massive centre vent is redesigned in the 2016 year model and now extends towards the fenders, while the side air intakes have now been enlarged and raised closer to the headlamps.
The front fascia’s fenders have now gained a new B-shaped vent where the ‘Speed’ emblem was previously fitted on the previous model. What is more interesting with the new side vent is that it blends well with the character line that runs to the rear haunches from the front bumper.
The unique details continue around back that now features a sculpted trunk lid that includes a more pronounced spoiler. However, it might not be the perfect comparison, but it makes me reminisce about the Porsche 911 2.7 RS.
2016 Bentley Continental GT Interior Spy Pics
Interior wise, the new details are less extensive as those in the exterior of the vehicle, but noticeable nonetheless. The driver controls have been redesigned and now look crisper, while the instrument cluster has also received new graphics and dials.
Similarly, the centre console has gained a black-lever surround instead of the previous gray one that was present in the previous vehicle. An interesting feature is the Mulliner Driving Specification, which now comes as a standard feature in all the trim levels, it has also been updated to include a smaller diamond quilting pattern that is reminiscent of a tailored Brit jacket for the anterior seats.
Additionally, buyers will be provided with several options which they will be at liberty to add to their vehicle to spruce it up. Options might include the softer semi-aniline hide and Alcantara leather (with a colour that matches the exterior).
And speaking of colours, Bentley has now added Camel and Shortbread to its existing colour palette, which now means that buyers will now have the option of choosing between 17 dissimilar shades for its 2016 year model.
Engine Specs of the New 2016 Bentley Continental GT
Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a powerful engine. The ZF-8-speed auto transmission system fitted with a 6L V12 twin turbo engine in the forthcoming Bentley will be very powerful and will be able to crank out about 582 hp @6,100 rpm and about 531 pounds of torque.
With such an amazing amount of power, the vehicle will now be able to accelerate from standstill to 60 mph in less than 4.3 seconds, while easily clinching a top speed of 197 mph. as for the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed model, its W12 engine will be able to yield around 626 hp and 607 pounds of torque.
Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Bentley Continental GT
Although the pricing details of the new vehicle haven’t been released as yet, buyers should expect the GT to come with a price tag of around $190,625, and as for the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed, you should expect nothing below $240,000. It is expected to hit showrooms either before the close of this year of early next year.