2017 Bentley Continental GT – first spy pics along with also specs
Source : 2017 Bentley Continental GT – first spy pics along with also specs
brand new luxury coupé will switch to a platform shared with next generation of Porsche Panamera
This specific can be the next Bentley Continental GT, spied in testing ahead of a public debut towards the end of 2016 along with also its arrival in showrooms early the following year.
The brand new Conti GT marks a big step for Bentley, as This specific takes the automobile off its relatively elderly platform along with also onto an all-brand new architecture. Called MSB, the brand new set of chassis components has been developed under the guidance of Porsche along with also will be used, in a lengthened form, on the next Panamera. of which explains the curious test mule in our images: This specific’s clearly a shortened design of an existing Panamera bodyshell, albeit with altered ride height along with also a front-end treatment designed to test the Bentley’s cooling configuration.
Many of the MSB’s key advances have already brought improvements to the 991-series 911. This specific makes extensive use of a wide range of materials, including magnesium, differing levels of high-tensile steel along with also aluminium skin panels. The overall effect can be a saving – although the next Panamera can be anticipated to pile in extra luxury along with also soundproofing, ending up with roughly the same overall weight, along with also the Bentley Continental GT can be likely to do the same.
MSB development has also included brand new V6 along with also V8 turbocharged petrol engines, so the Continental can be likely to get a major shake-up in its engine line-up. This specific’s understood of which the British brand will resist the idea of a V6 in its Conti although of which a brand new turbocharged V8 will replace the existing unit.
Porsche can be also said to have ‘package protected’ MSB to allow This specific to use Bentley’s W12 engine, ensuring of which range-topping Continental GTs will continue to use further developments of of which motor. The switch to MSB also opens up the possibility of a Continental GT hybrid, since of which type of powertrain will be offered on the Panamera.
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