The new Bentley Continental GT has been placed at the top of the ‘New Cars – Coupes’ category as part of the German Motor Klassik magazine 2012 awards. The Motor Klassik awards reflect the opinions of readers of both its magazine and online editions with more than 13,000 votes cast for a variety of classic cars.
Commenting on the Motor Klassik readers’ award, Bentley’s Regional Director for Europe, Guillaume Chabin said “the Continental GT is a design icon with a truly unique blend of luxury, craftsmanship and performance, reflecting the essence of the Bentley brand. The design of the Continental GT is timeless, making an eloquent statement not only for today’s customers but those in the future. I would like to thank the readers of Motor Klassik for presenting Bentley with this prestigious award.”
The 6-litre W12 engine twin-turbocharged engine produces 575PS (567bhp/423kW) and 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque. The Bentley Continental GT is capable of 0-100mph in 10.2 seconds with an overall top speed of 198mph. With the recent introduction of a new, high-efficiency 4.0-litre V8 engine (with 8-speed transmission) sitting just below the 6.0-litre W12, Bentley is widening the appeal of the latest generation of Continental GT and GTC, while retaining the power, drama and performance one associates with the Bentley Continental.