L4P.TV | Session 88: Continental GT V8 - A heart like no other.
Bentley's new turbocharged V8 was installed to achieve a clearly defined objective: reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions by 40 percent compared with the company's familiar 537-hp W12. That, and still deliver everything a Bentley is supposed to deliver. The 4.0-liter Bentley V8 is the “green” Bentley at 500-hp, 20 hp less than its Volkswagen Group sibling in the Audi S8, but 8 lb-ft more peak torque. The two direct-injection V8s share 90 percent of their parts, including block, heads and two turbos with twin-scroll impellers wedged into the V—meaning one air pump for every two cylinders.