Bentley Continental GT unveiled

Bentley has unveiled the new Continental GT and will make its official debut at the Paris motor show.

The new GT gets a wider body but retains it length, height and wheelbase. The twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 is tweaked and gets a boost in terms of power and torque from 552bhp to 567bhp and from 479lb ft to 516lb ft. The ZF six-speed  automatic transmission with paddle shift gets the latest quickshift function which halves shift times to an ultra-rapid 200 milliseconds while providing a multiple downshift function.

The car also gets Flexfuel technology which can run on bioethanol (E85), petrol or any mix of two fuels.