Following the successful launch of Azure’s “well-being” range in Saudi Arabia, Bentley has now introduced the new Continental GT and GTC S range for drivers wanting to focus on pure driving pleasure. Adding an even sharper edge to the Grand Tourer family, the new S range boasts a multitude of enhancements to the exterior design and interior specifications.
“Effortlessly elegant, the sculpted bodywork and hand-finished paintwork of the Continental GT and GTC models combine to create one of the world’s most breathtaking luxury cars,” the carmaker said in a statement. “The muscular exterior design is a statement of intent, more sculpted and sharply defined than ever. With exceptional driving characteristics, the Grand Tourer experience allows drivers to explore the full breadth of performance and class-leading comfort, including the powerful performance of the 6-liter W12 Continental GT Speed to the dynamic 4-liter Continental GT V8.”
Peter Smith, general manager, Bentley Saudi Arabia, said: “Bentley created the modern, luxury Grand Tourer segment in 2003 with the launch of the original Continental GT. The latest, third-generation Bentley Continental GT remains the pinnacle luxury coupe in the world, blending spirited performance with the latest in cutting-edge technology. Now, with the arrival of the Continental GT and GTC S series, owners can choose to emphasize the sporting character of the 4-liter V8-powered Bentley Continental GT, thanks to a package of performance-focused design and engineering features.”
The new S range retains the 542 bhp and 770 Nm 4-liter V8 engine, which has already proved popular with drivers in the Kingdom, delivering a time of just 4 seconds for 0-100 km/h. For the GT and GTC S, the engine is enhanced by a Sports Exhaust to amplify the crossplane V8 beat, to further add to the thrill of the driving experience for the driver and passengers.
The eager, free-revving, and lighter 4-liter V8 engine gives the Continental GT S models a responsive and agile character, and this is amplified by Bentley Dynamic Ride — the advanced 48V electric active anti-roll control system first pioneered by Bentley to minimize body roll under hard cornering, while also improving ride comfort at cruising speeds by decoupling the left- and right-hand wheels.
From the black gloss radiator grille and black brightware to distinctive S badging on the front fenders, the new S models make an instant and dramatic impact. Headlamps and rear lights are dark tinted, while all exterior brightware is specified in gloss black — with only the winged Bentley badge and lettering being finished in bright chrome. Gloss black wings build on the darker exterior look.