This year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the debut of a brand-new Continental GT by Mulliner from Bentley. The Azure and Speed trim levels will be combined into a single, Mulliner-wrapped package, which will place it at the pinnacle of the CGT product line. There is a moderate increase in power along with a significant rise in luxury.
Bentley’s W12 engine, displacing 6.0 litres, can be found beneath the hood. The Crewe crew brought the total horsepower up to 650, a four percent increase from before (478 kilowatts). It provides the same amount of torque, which is 664 pound-feet (900 Newton metres). The marginal increase in power is sufficient to cut its time from 0 to 60 miles per hour by 0.1 seconds, bringing the total to 3.5 seconds. That’s a respectable time for the coupe, which has a top speed of 208 miles per hour (335 kilometres per hour).
In addition, the new Mulliner model comes equipped with electronic all-wheel steering, which makes it easier to control the vehicle, as well as an electronic limited-slip differential that features active torque vectoring. The Bentley comes standard with the three-chamber active air suspension as well as the company’s Dynamic Ride technology.
The new Bentley Continental GT Mulliner features a number of distinct design elements that set it apart from the rest of the company’s lineup. The new “Double Diamond” matrix grille can be found in the front of the Mulliner, and the same silver-and-black design can be seen on the front fender vents. In addition, the Mulliner model features illuminated outer door sills as well as one of two distinct finishes for the mirror caps: satin silver or black. Additionally, the Continental rides on one-of-a-kind 22-inch wheels that are adorned with self-leveling badges.
Inside, Bentley automobiles feature a three-color split that consists of a primary colour, a secondary colour, and an accent colour. Mulliner has prepared a total of 88 different wood veneers, each of which can be paired with one of eight different colour combinations. The “Diamond in Diamond” quilting, which can be found on the doors, seats, and rear quarter panels of a Bentley, has each diamond contain precisely 712 stitches, for a total of almost 400,000 stitches in the quilting pattern.
The company now positions the Azure range as being for those individuals who are looking for comfort, while those individuals who are looking for something sporty have the option of selecting the V8-powered GT S. Those who are looking for unadulterated power have the option of going with the Speed and its robust W12 engine. All three are now positioned below the brand-new Bentley Continental GT Mulliner W12, which is a significant upgrade from the previous GTC Mulliner.
At this year’s Goodwood Festival, where the company will be showcasing several new models, the first public showing of the brand new Mulliner model will take place. In addition, Bentley will reveal Mulliner’s next project, a division of the company that has been very successful with its Bacalar and Blower models.