Bentley Motors has unveiled the Continental GT V8 S at the Qatar Motor Show. The new model -- building on the V8 platform for enhance performance and a sportier look – will be sold in the Middle East starting April 2014. The launch Continental GT V8 S came a day after Al Wajba Motors, the sole distributor for Bentley in Qatar, announced the opening of its new Bentley showroom in Doha.
“Bentley has enjoyed remarkable success across the Middle East in recent years and the region is one of our most valued global markets,” remarked Kevin Rose, member of the Board for Sales, Marketing, Aftersales.
“The Continental GT V8 S is an exciting addition to the Bentley range and we are confident it will be a favorite amongst drivers in the region with its sportier stance and enhanced performance.”
Continental GT V8 S could be availed in either coupe or convertible forms, and is powered by an uprated version of Bentley’s twin-turbo, 4.0-liter engine that provides up to 521 bhp (528 PS/ 389 kW) of output and 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) of torque.
The Continental GT V8 S also features suspension modifications and new exterior and interior features. The Continental GT V8 S has lowered suspension and lower-body styling that entails a sharp front splitter, discrete side sills and a subtle rear diffuser finished in Beluga gloss. Continental GT V8 S touts of the signature 20-inch wheels with distinctive, red-painted brake calipers.
Subtle “V8 S” badges are featured on each front fender, with the famous Bentley Wings badges touting a red center. Also exhibited at the Qatar Motor Show was a favorite among Middle East customers, the Mulsanne flagship model. The Mulsanne is considered as the purest example of a Grand Touring Bentley, as it merges coach-built elegance and hand crafted luxury with power and sportiness.