Here’s What It Takes To Build The Bentley Continental GT W12
The Bentley Continental GT W12 is one of the most impressive touring coupes ever built thanks to an obsessive attention to detail and superior engineering. This large luxury coupe is the perfect blend of a German-designed powertrain mixed with the craftsmanship of highly skilled personnel at the Crewe plant in the UK. The Bentley Continental GT W12 is an excess car offering its owners more performance, luxury and attention to detail than almost any other car on the road. Today, thanks to Welt documentaries, we see what it takes to build one of the most exclusive vehicles in the world.
With a unique W12 engine, the Bentley Continental GT W12 offers serious performance. The Continental GT’s 6.0-liter W12 twin turbocharger engine produces 626 horsepower (466 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 nm). This impressive engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which transmits power to a four-wheel drive system. This impressive transmission propels the Continental 5,019 lb (2,276 kg) from 0 to 60 in just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph.
While the performance of the Continental W12 is impressive, the handcrafted nature of the Continental is much more impressive. The Crewe plant houses engineers and mechanics like all car manufacturing plants, but Crewe also houses master carpenters and leather workers who supply the interior of the Continental. These accomplished artisans hand-assemble the luxurious interior of the Bentley while using clever digital enhancements to produce superior results.
The combination of impressive performance and handcrafted luxury makes the Continental GT a special machine that the world’s wealthiest customers are looking for. Driving a car with a handcrafted wooden dashboard that could have been made from any tree you love with the ability to reach 207 mph is a unique experience that only a Continental GT can offer.