2018 Bentley Continental prototype spotted on the Nürburgring [video]


A couple of 2018 Bentley Continental prototypes have been spotted undergoing testing at the Nürburgring in Germany recently.

The duo, in coupe and convertible body styles, sport an entirely new sheet metal inspired by the stunning EXP10 Speed 6 concept. While the front fascia may look relatively familiar, the new model is sleeker and looks more refined than before.

The cars also look more muscular, too, with squared-off rear wheel arches that first appear on the Bentley Bentayga SUV.

Underneath the camouflage-clad sheet metal is the same MSB platform that underpins the latest Porsche Panamera, pointing to significant weight savings over the current model, courtesy of intensive use of aluminium.

Like the car today, the next-generation Continental will feature a 6.0-litre W12 engine, albeit an entirely new one as seen in the Bentayga, which delivers 447kW/900Nm in the SUV.

Besides the twin-turbo W12, the 2018 Continental range will also be offered with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, as well as a plug-in hybrid further down the track.

Source: Bridgetogantry.com

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