Bentley has officially unveiled the V8 S model at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. The S model has a power upgrade over the V8 to 521 horsepower and can sprint to 60 in 4.3seconds, while being 40% more efficient than the V12.
“The GT V8 S is a car for our V8 customers who want more. It is more agile, with a lower and uprated suspension, faster, with more power and more distinctive with its signature S styling and a unique V8 S soundtrack.
“I am delighted to bring this car to our biggest market for the first time, in this sustained period of growth for the Americas. This region’s strong performance played an important role in making 2013 a record year. With its latest results, Bentley is the world’s most sought after luxury car brand.”
–Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive
The S model rides 10mm lower on stiffer springs and antiroll bars. The engineers also adjusted the suspension dampening, the steering, and the ESC.
The cars also received distinctive trim including body pieces like the front splitter and rear diffuser and some gorgeous carbon fiber mirrors. Buyers can also specify a sports exhaust system for a more sporting sound.
The interior of the Continental GT V8 S features distinct leathers, contrasted stitching, and knurled chrome gearshift lever amongst all the other Bentley details.