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The fourth-generation model will celebrate its premiere in June and will be the first to receive the new Ultra Performance Hybrid powerplant. Apparently, it will be installed on the top-end Continental GT Speed, which will boast an output of 782 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. In terms of power, such cars will surpass even the limited-edition Bentley Batur Convertible.

The next, fourth-generation Bentley Continental GT gran tourer will be the most technically sophisticated Continental in history. The car will be the first to test the Ultra Performance Hybrid power plant, which will replace the canonical W12 engine, and, of course, will receive a full package of advanced mechatronics – from a fully controlled chassis to electromechanical anti-roll bars. Two-valve shock absorbers with separate adjustments for compression and rebound levels will also be new.


The combined output of the hybrid system on the Continental GT will be 782 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The production gran tourer will surpass the limited-edition Batur Convertible in terms of power and will be able to travel on electric power for up to 80 kilometers. The emissions figure will drop to 50 grams of carbon dioxide per hundred, which looks like a mere trifle compared to 311 grams for the current Continental GT Speed. There will also be lower consumption and better dynamics, but there are no details yet.

As far as can be judged from the photographs, the future Continental GT will retain recognizable proportions, but at least will acquire new headlights with stripes of running lights protruding beyond the “round” borders. We first saw something similar on the EXP 100 GT concept, and then on the Mulliner Bacalar collectible roadster. The premiere of the new model is scheduled for June this year.

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