This is the new Bentley Continental GT S
Bentley has unveiled the all-new Continental GT S and drop-topped GTC S, and the first thing you should know is that not very much is new.
According to Bentley the S “focuses on driving performance and visual presence”. So, it’s only available in combination with the lighter 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, but there’s no more power so you’ll have to make do with only 542bhp and 568lb ft of torque. Should still suffice.
The 0-62mph times of 4.0 seconds for the hard-topped Conti and 4.1 seconds for the convertible remain the same too, although spec the S and you’ll get a shouty new sports exhaust system to boot.
You’ll also get all of the usual chrome work finished in ‘black gloss’ including the grille and the light surrounds. Said lights are apparently dark tinted and there’s a huge amount of S badging inside and out, of course. There’s also the option of a new 22-inch wheel design and you get red brake calipers for extra sportiness. Worth at least an extra 10bhp on its own, that.
The interior gets a unique two-tone split with presumably endless colour combination options, and there’s even more S badging embroidered into the headrests.
TEXT Greg Potts