Bentley Continental GT & GTC S 2023 Promise V8 power, luxurious interior and more driving pleasure

The new S range for the 2023 Bentley Continental GT and GTC is for those who like a luxury car with a little oomph. According to Bentley, the S range gives more pleasure to drivers on the open road with the famous grand tourer. The muscular 4.0-litre engine from the distinguished Continental GT V8 complements the exterior design upgrades and bespoke interior.

2023 Bentley Continental GT and GTC S

Powertrain and driving dynamics

Bentley’s popular 4.0-liter V8 generates 542 hp (550 hp) and 568 lb-ft. of torque (770 Nm). A new exhaust system helps amplify the engine’s growl.

S models benefit from Bentley’s Dynamic Ride, a 48V electric anti-roll system. Generating up to 959 lb-ft. of torque (1300 Nm) in 0.3 seconds, motors in the anti-roll bars compensate for cornering forces to minimize body roll when cornering. Likewise, the system also smooths things out while cruising by decoupling the left and right wheels from each other.

Gloss black exterior

Bentley goes for a dynamic and dramatic look with the S range, opting for gloss black treatments throughout the body. The only real visible chrome is on the Bentley badge. Exterior finishing touches include S badging on the front fenders, black quad tailpipes and black sill extenders as seen on the Continental GT Speed.

The S line offers a new 22-inch wheel option, with five Y-shaped spokes finished in Gloss Black or Pale Brodgar Satin. 21-inch tri-spoke wheels are also available, combining gloss and gloss black machined finishes. Both wheels are accented with red brake calipers.

Tailor-made interior

The Continental GT and GTC S models will have a stunning interior with all the fashionable Bentley trimmings. Dinamica microfiber adorns the steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushions and backrests. Meanwhile, a leather hide is used for the seat bolsters, door cushions, along the dash and around the console.

Finishing touches include a signature metal S badge on the dash and illuminated Bentley scuff plates, with the S replacing the Bentley Motors Ltd plaque.

Interior layout of the 2023 Bentley Continental GT S. Photo: Bentley Motors.

2023 Bentley Continental GT and GTC S Prices

As of this writing, Bentley has yet to mention the price of the Continental GT and GTC S. Expert the starting MSRP to land somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000 for the coupe and more if you opt for the convertible.

Photos and source: Bentley Motors.

Betty K. Park