Bentley Continental GT Black Bison by Wald International on DPE wheels

Article by Christian A., on January 25, 2014

Wald International is well-known for tuning Japanese car brands such as Toyota, Lexus as well as German brands such as Mercedes-Benz. Still, the latest masterpiece from Wald International is based on the Bentley Continental GT and we must admit that we are quite impressed.

Dubbed Bentley Continental GT Black Bison Edition, the new vehicle comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper with side air vents, side sills, a rear bumper with side vents and a new air diffuser with integrated exhaust system. The exterior design is completed by the multi-spoke DPE wheels as well as by the striking orange finish.

There are no details regarding the engine, which means that we will find the standard 6.0-liter W12 rated at 575 hp and &00 Nm of torque, which can push the coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and to a top speed of 190 mph or 308 km/h.

If based on the Bentley Continental GT Speed, the same engine delivers 625 hp and 800 Nm of torque and can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and to a top speed of 205 mph or 329 km/h.

These numbers are possible thanks to the close-ratio ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Bentley also offers the Continental GT V8 powered by a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine that develops 500 hp and 660 Nm of torque. With this engine, the coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds while the top speed is 180 mph or 290 km/h.

Motivated by the trademark Bentleys of the past, Bentley's design group under the administration of Director of Design, Dirk van Braeckel, has developed a comprehensively up-to-date, sculptured body, created with cutting-edge production technologies to guarantee the highest calibers of value and body integrity.

Aluminum Super Forming innovation is utilized to make the front wings and the boot lid. This procedure heats the aluminum panels to about 500 degrees Celsius before shaping them via air pressure. No creases or welding are required by utilizing a single sheet aluminum.

The most recent body construction methods provide fresh, highly detailed feature lines and conform to each area of the exterior design. The prominent power lines and rear haunches - echoes of the quintessential 1950s R-Type Continental - now have considerably sharper radii to make highly precise surfaces, giving the vibe of a genuinely coachbuilt vehicle to the new coupe.

The GT coupe’s fresh look is more daring than ever. The iconic Bentley matrix radiator grille is more upright, while the brand-new headlamp design, in traditional four-lamp format, has elegant jewel- like detailing which includes spectacular, LED daylight-running lamps.

Led by Director of Design, Dirk van Braeckel, Bentley's design team took inspiration from the iconic Bentleys of the past to create a modern vehicle made using advanced production technologies.

Bentley employed the so-called Aluminum Super Forming technology in creating the front wings and the boot lid. This technology involves heating the aluminum panels to nearly 500 degrees Celsius, then shaping them through air pressure. This allows Bentley to use a single sheet of aluminum to eliminate seams or welding.

By employing the latest in body construction, Bentley was able to give the new GT coupe a set of crisp feature lines and form. These powerful lines and rear haunches – paying tribute to the original R-Type Continental of the 1950s – now feature sharper radii for more characteristic surfaces.

Overall, the GT coupe is provided with a bolder appearance, as made possible by its more upright classic Bentley matrix radiator grille and the new headlamp design. Still featuring the traditional four-lamp format, the new headlamps boasts of daylight running lamps employing light emitting diode units. The rear end, meanwhile, features Bentley’s signature 'floating' LED lamps that now reach around the corners of the wings.

The new GT coupe’s more purposeful stance is also made possible by tracks that are – compared to its predecessor -- wider by 41 mm and 48 mm at the front and rear, respectively. Moreover, the bootlid features a 'double horse-shoe' design, paying homage to the Bentley Mulsanne. Likewise, the new GT coupe comes with flared elliptical exhaust tailpipes.

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