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The All-new Bentley Continental GT – The Definition of luxury supercar Grand Touring

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The new Bentley Continental GT Premiere at IAA 2017

Bentley Motors announced full details of the new Bentley Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

 

 

 

New Bentley Continental GT – Launch Film

Bentley Motors announced full details of the new Bentley Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

 

 

The All-new Bentley Continental GT – The Definition of luxury Grand Touring

The Continental GT is the first Bentley to introduce an all-new three-chamber air spring system to provide the foundation for the chassis. The three-chamber setup contains 60 per cent more air volume than the previous single-chamber springs, with the ability to switch chambers in and out of use, thus giving a range of spring stiffness – either softer or harder than the previous passive system.

This gives a chassis setup to suit every occasion – from true limousine ride comfort to sporting levels of body control and stiffness. The set-up of the chassis (ride height, damping, roll control and torque distribution, together with the settings for the engine and drivetrain) is commanded centrally through one rotary control – the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector.

 

 

 

 

The new Bentley Continental GT – The Engineering

The Continental GT is the first Bentley to introduce an all-new three-chamber air spring system to provide the foundation for the chassis. The three-chamber setup contains 60 per cent more air volume than the previous single-chamber springs, with the ability to switch chambers in and out of use, thus giving a range of spring stiffness – either softer or harder than the previous passive system.

This gives a chassis setup to suit every occasion – from true limousine ride comfort to sporting levels of body control and stiffness. The set-up of the chassis (ride height, damping, roll control and torque distribution, together with the settings for the engine and drivetrain) is commanded centrally through one rotary control – the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector.

 

 

 

New Bentley Continental GT – John Paul Gregory, Head of Exterior Design – Superforming

Bentley Motors announced full details of the new Bentley Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

 

 

 

New Bentley Continental GT – John Paul Gregory, Head of Exterior Design – Cut-crystal headlamps

 

Bentley Motors announced full details of the new Bentley Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.

 

 

 

The new Bentley Continental GT – Darren Day, Head of Interior Design, Bentley Motors

 

 

 

The new Bentley Continental GT – Body Structure Animation

 

The core of the new Continental GT body structure is composed of an efficient, optimised mix of materials, developed to minimise weight whilst maintaining stiffness and strength. A balance of steel and aluminium in sheet, cast and extruded form provide the high-strength structure meeting all worldwide regulations, including the most demanding durability, crash, stiffness and structural-stiffness requirements.

The highly sculpted surface of the body is impossible to achieve without utilising Super-Plastic Forming (“Super Forming”) technology developed in the aerospace industry. Aluminium is heated to more than 500 degrees Celsius, then air pressure is used to push the material into a mould. Using air pressure rather than a conventional two-piece mould tool means incredibly tight radii and depth of form can be achieved within each panel, delivering the definition that the Continental GT’s design lines and surfaces demand.

All exterior panels are crafted in aluminium with the exception of the boot lid, which is moulded in a composite material to allow for the discreet sub-surface inclusion of all vehicle antennae and a complex styled form. The optimisation of materials throughout the body delivers an 85 kg weight saving over a body crafted entirely in steel – a reduction of nearly 20 per cent.