Bentley Continental V8
Bentley Continental V8

This is the more fuel-efficient Continental with a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 instead of the larger V12 which is usually found under the hood of the Continental.

Bentley promises a 40% improvement in fuel economy, which would mean around 20 miles per gallon of combined city and highway driving. The V8 GT will have an eight-speed transmission and, like other GT's, it'll be all-wheel-drive.

Even with the smaller engine, Bentley promises "exhilarating performance."

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated January 11 2012: 2:29 PM ET
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