Details of the new variant of the Continental were not revealed by Bentley executives. The company is also very careful releasing only an image of the new Bentley GT.
The circles of car enthusiasts are shooting some hypothesis to uncover some possibilities about the Bentley GT.
Today, the fastest Bentley in the company’s range of vehicles will be the Continental GT Speed. This means machine can blast from 0 to 60 in a blink 4.2 seconds and hits peak speed at 202 MPH. The car struggles because of its flawed aerodynamics, weight of 5000 lbs., and 30% driveline waste.
The new Bentley GT must surpass the standards of the GT cars like the Mercedes CL65 or the Ferrari 612 Scagliett to be truly the bearer of the luxury GT banner. To do this the new Continental version must be a lighter car, more fuel efficient, and have better aerodynamics.
It will also boost the appeal of the Bentley GT if it can harness the energy of the ethanol. The octane boost and efficiency of the alcohol based fuels will really give this alternative car fueled car a real performance.
The rating of octane in alcohol based fuels will give way to more compression in the cylinder head and since there will be no immediate detonation the designers will be able to maximize the turbochargers of the car. The ethanol which burns cooler than conventional fuel will allow for higher rpm and make the components of the engine stand higher frictions. Hypotheses wrong or not, the Bentley GT will really be worth the waiting.
Bentley is planning on running the entire fleet on biofuel in the next couple years – and I think that’s a great idea!