Coveted for its sheer exclusivity, the Continental GT V8 First Edition commands attention from the most casual of onlookers who find themselves struck by its elegant and sleek aerodynamic design. For others, the booming exhaust notes will captivate. While others will be awe-struck at seeing the first of its kind, for the first time, from one of the premier luxury automakers in the world, a car that is an impressive addition to their already luxury-abundant fleet. All will agree that Bentley has created something extraordinary to commemorate the launch of this exhilarating machine. The Continental GT V8 First Edition is a rare and collectible daily drive for the fabulous few who prioritize “me time” above all else.
Showcasing the heights of Bentley design, cutting edge technology, and premium British craftsmanship this Continental GT V8 First Edition’s 542bhp serves heart-stopping power and a very luxurious ride. On a side note, this beauty will complement your beach house and your country house – and your V8 burble note though the quad exhaust pipes, on your arrival, will be the spoil of all who can hear it.
The new Continental GT V8 First Edition is only available in the US and Canada, sorry UK, China, and Germany but this one is all ours. We loved the oh-so-special and unique design details, including a specially designed First Edition badge featuring a Union Flag with the number 1 at its center, placed both on the exterior and inside the car on the fascia. On opening the doors you are greeted with more significant details including First Edition tread plates, and a breathtaking interior featuring premium materials and fascinating facets of finery thought-out. One can even choose to have the works First Edition embroidered into the headrests, or choose to have the infamous Bentley wings that we had in our photo car.
The Kingfisher blue is the most desirable options available for the new Continental GT V8 as standard, including the Bentley Rotating Display that features a 12.3-inch touch screen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves the veneer to reveal the touch screen, as well as three elegant analog dials. The interior veneer options, including dual veneers with a grand black finish, are a studied selection of visual perfection and offer unparalleled levels of personalization.
You can opt for any wheel of your choice, including a special 22” Five Open Spoke wheel seen on our photo car.
Bentley created the modern sport luxury GT segment in 2003 and now the new V8 models bring us a top speed of 198 mph and 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The Bang & Olufsen sounds system is tailor-made for the GT and it is the first car to feature the intuitive one-touch interface BeoSonic and the sound from the 16 speakers is hypnotic. With Apple CarPlay and the My Bentley services, the car is designed to make the journey smarter, safer, and more convenient. The Continental GT V8 First Edition is more than just a weekend car, the Active All-Wheel-Drive System will use rear-wheel drive as much as possible during normal driving for optimum efficiency and dynamic performance. Needless to say, to be exclusive is to be desirable. To be noticed is to be wanted. And to be wanted, and frankly lusted for, puts this Bentley on a level that only others can envy.
All Photos: David Lewis Taylor
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