Bentley’s Special Edition 8 Models Bid Farewell to Current-Generation Petrol V8 Engine

Bentley is bidding farewell to its current-generation 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with a special send-off in North America. The Continental GT, Continental GTC, and Flying Spur ‘Edition 8’ models are exclusively available in this region and are adorned with many sought-after Mulliner Personal Commissioning options.

These Edition 8 models boast a Blackline specification exterior, striking 22” wheels, Comfort Specification seats, Bentley’s Rotating Display, contrast stitching, and self-levelling wheel badges. Customers can choose from over 60 colours in Mulliner’s Extended Paint range, and the unique Palm Fluting option adds a distinctive touch to the seating.

Thoughtful details such as LED welcome lamps and a polished, engineered ‘jewel’ filler cap further enhance the exclusivity of these models. Edition 8 badging is prominent on the fenders of the Continental GT and Continental GTC, while it is located on the D Pillar of the Flying Spur. Inside, the Edition 8 motif is embroidered on the seat backs and engraved on the treadplates.

North American customers will have the opportunity to own one of the last, most opulent 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 models with the Edition 8 badge, as production shifts towards hybrid variants as part of Bentley’s Beyond100 strategy. While the current engine will continue in the Bentayga family, the Continental and Flying Spur ranges will transition to hybrid models by 2024.

The V8 engine has been a cornerstone of Bentley’s heritage for 75 years, evolving from the first L-Series V8 in 1959 to today’s current-generation powerhouse. Since its introduction in 2012, over 53,000 V8-powered Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur examples have been handcrafted at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe, England.

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