Power is provided by an upgraded 6.0-liter W-12 borrowed from the Bentayga that now makes 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. In the name of efficiency, the W-12 can shut down half its cylinders under certain conditions, and start-stop is on-board as well. The start-stop system can also help the Continental GT coast to further reduce fuel, though Bentley hasn’t given details as to how this works,yet.
The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and drive is sent to all four wheels via a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.
Performance is impressive, with Bentley quoting a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and top speed of 207 mph.