2017 Frankfurt Auto Show: The new Bentley Continental GT

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Another star of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show is the all-new Bentley Continental GT. The new Continental GT was designed and handcrafted in the UK and …

Another star of the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show is the all-new Bentley Continental GT. The new Continental GT was designed and handcrafted in the UK and offers a new look, more power and technology, squeezed into a lighter package than its predecessor.

Now in its third generation, the Continental GT is still instantly recognizable as a Bentley thanks to its imposing front grille and four circular headlights, but now has a squarer and more muscular aesthetic compared to its curvaceous predecessor.

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Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer said: “Today is a defining moment for Bentley Motors. Today we build on our recent success story and look to the future with a new car that will set new standards in luxury grand touring. “Today we introduce a car that is the ultimate in extraordinary design, technology and innovation.”

Continental GT is also more powerful than its predecessor with a mighty 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine under the bonnet capable of delivering 626bhp and 900Nm of max torque.

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This is paired with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission which has been tuned for faster more efficient gear changes.

The powertrain allows the car to go from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds on to a top speed of 207mph.

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