2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 tries Goodwood’s hill

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 19, 2012

Special guests witnessed Bentley's new Continental GT 4.0 litre V8 being driven up Goodwood's hill and demonstrating how prepared it is for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.

The newest member of the Continental family features Bentley's latest high performance engine, which has a distinct sporting sound. Steven Egan, Bentley's Marketing Operations Manager, said that the team is excited about its comeback this summer as one of the official partners at this festival. It also revealed that one of its leading ‘Bentley Boy' drivers will be behind the wheel.

The Bentley Driving Team subjected the world's fastest luxury convertible, the 6.0 litre W12 Continental Supersports Convertible ISR, and its flagship, the 6.75 litre V8 Mulsanne, to some early season and high-speed workouts. From the start of 2012 until today, Bentley has seen its global sales go up 47% year-on-year with 894 cars delivered to customers.

China sales have gone up by 66% with the delivery of 324 cars. Meanwhile, 251 cars were delivered in the U.S., more than 29% higher compared to the same period last year. Sales in Europe continue to climb and are now up 39%. The UK considers 2011 to be a difficult year but 2012 started with an impressive 16% increase. Its sales in the Middle East have grown by 55% with 93 cars delivered.

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