Bentley Marks the End of V8 Era with Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur Special Editions

Bentley has announced the end of its V8 engine with the special Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur 'Edition 8' in North America. Let us explore what these three unique models have to offer.

By Sanorita | on May 13, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Bentley is all set to bid adieu to its legendary V8 engine, following the powerful W12. The luxury automaker recently unveiled its new hybrid V8 powertrain, which will replace the iconic W-12 engine and produce more than 740 horsepower. The company has now revealed its plans to discontinue the V8 (4.0-litre twin-turbo) in the Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Flying Spur in America. As a tribute to the engine's outstanding legacy, the company has introduced the Edition 8 range, featuring the exclusive models of the Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Continental GTC.

Even though these custom builds are intended exclusively for North America, they will no longer be available with their gas-only V-8 configurations in other markets too. The special Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur feature several customisation options from Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division. Let's look at how these models differ from their regular counterparts.

Also Read: Bentley Speed Edition 12 Revealed Globally: An Ode to the Brand's Iconic W12 Engine

Bentley Continental GT, GTC, Flying Spur Edition 8: Key Highlights 

The exclusive Edition 8 range is available with over 60 exterior paint schemes from Mulliner's vast colour palette. Furthermore, it comes with the Blackline package as standard, which darkens the exterior trim. The bespoke Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur have standard 22-inch wheels with either five or ten spokes. 

The Flying Spur has the Edition 8 logo on the D Pillar, but the Continental variants have it on the fender. Inside, the cars get the Edition 8 logo on the treadplates and the seat backs, as well as comfort seats, with an elaborate Palm Fluting finish option, which gives a distinctive look compared to a conventional Bentley.

Other unique elements of the limited edition cars include self-levelling wheel caps, LED welcome lighting, and a finely carved 'jewel' filler cap. 

Also Read: Bentley to Cease the Production of W12 Engine in April 2024

The cost of the limited-run Edition 8 models is currently unknown, but we expect it to be more expensive than regular models. While the iconic twin-turbo V-8 has retired from the Continental and the Flying Spur models, it will continue to power the Bentayga SUV for now.

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