When nothing but the best will do: 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S
By Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®
While watching vehicles driving around Manhattan city streets, most of us expect to see the average car and a ton of yellow cabs. This is true of most of the streets in NYC. However, you’ll be surprised to learn that there are other cars on the road. In a sea of yellow cabs, there is one car that stands out, the beautiful two-door grand touring coupe in a glistening Alpine green color. As we drove down the avenues, heads were turning and wishing that they were driving this voluptuous ride.
The Continental GT V8 S is more than just beauty and brains. It’s a powerful machine with a strong V8 engine that has a sweet sounding exhaust note to let others know that you are driving a powerful twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with 521hp. and 502 pound feet of torque. The “S” just makes it that much more special than the regular Bentley offering.
We drove out on the Long Island Expressway and were able to feel the power and experience the comfortable ride. Yet it didn’t give you that heavy feeling that may imagine from a Bentley. The 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, lumbar, nose extension and memory functions had optional massaging and cooling seats,which made the ride more pleasurable.
As we pulled into the Americana Manhasset Concours Car Show, filled with high end collectable and exotic cars of all makes and models, this car fit right in. We were escorted to the main stage where we parked among the other beauties. Many people asked just to look inside, while others kindly asked if they could sit in the saddle leather interior. The response to the new Continental GT V8 S was gratifying, to know that so many car enthusiasts lusted after our ride.
The price of the attractive Continental GT V8 S starts at $199,700.00; our test vehicle came in at $228,370.00 and its options included ‘Naim for Bentley’ Premium Audio at $7,445.00; Sports Exhaust for $2,530.00, as well as many luxury appointments both inside and out.
The 20″ Open Spoke Alloy Wheels were proportional to the wheel opening and really helped the look and performance of the vehicle. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission transmit its power to the road with unshakable precision and control of the car, giving the Bentley the best of both worlds. Power and luxury!
For more information about the Continental GT V8 S, visit www.bentleymotors.com