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Detroit Auto Show Round Up 2012, Part 1
  • January 12, 2012 : 20:01
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2013 Bentley Continental GT V8

Courtesy of NAIAS

If Detroit's goal was to show us that hybrids focusing upon energy efficiency and green emissions were the only way of the future; then Bentley's goal was to show us that you could still make a traditional gas-combustion vehicle while still being eco-friendly. The 2013 Continental GT V8 is Playboy.com's choice for a luxury coupe that fits your style.

Whether it's driving to the chalet in an abominable snowstorm, or arriving at a red carpet premiere, the Continental is equipped with a permanent all-wheel-drive system that gets you to your destination. Boasting a fuel efficient twin-turbo V8 that delivers a top speed of 188 mph, this GT is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. In addition to this, the Continental has the ability to shut down half of its cylinders, effectively turning into a V4 when power isn't essential. This is beyond any doubt the chariot you want to be driving.

The Playboy Stats:

ENGINE:  4.0-Liter V8 twin-turbo (prior generation's 631hp W-12 remains an option)
HORSES: 500 hp @ 6000 rpm
TANK: 24 gallons
CONSUMPTION: 18 mpg (combined city/hwy)
PROJECTED RANGE: 530 miles
RAD FEATURE: Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus interior
PRICE: TBA
AVAILABLE: Fall 2012

While the price hasn't been disclosed yet, we imagine you're going to be paying for luxury in this case. To get an idea of it on the road, check out this gem of a video:

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1 comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    i dont see the point of this. either you want a fun srpots car that screams at you when you drive it or you want an economic every-day-car that doesnt look like a stealth fighter aircraft. these frankenstein experiments never work out, you just end up with another interesting but pointless prototype. put electric/hybrid engines in normal cars and leave the V8/10/12s in the muscle-/sports cars. i dont care how much torque a tesla has, its just weird to go that fast without a noise.
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