Bentley Continental GT Diamond Series 

  • $150k built in England
  • 2003
  • 552 HP 6.0L
  • 198 mph
This layout is very similar to the suspension setup on the VW Phaeton.
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Former Skoda designer, Dirk van Braeckel is the designer of the Continental GT.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Continental GT Diamond Series

0-60mph

Continental GT Diamond Series
4.6 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Continental GT Diamond Series
198 mph
GT 86
140 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Continental GT Diamond Series
11 s
GT 86
17.8 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Continental GT Diamond Series
13 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley Continental GT Diamond Series

Price

Continental GT Diamond Series
$150k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

Continental GT Diamond Series
552 HP
Veyron
987 HP
LaFerrari
950 HP

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This layout is very similar to the suspension setup on the VW Phaeton.
The key ingredient shaping the Continental GT is the W12 engine.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $150,000
Year 2003

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 552 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,998 cc
Cylinders W12
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.55 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,350 lb
Width 75.5 in
Height 54.7 in
Length 189.1 in
Front track width 63.9 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in

road tests

Top speed 198 mph
1/4 mile 13 s
0-60mph 4.6 s
0-100mph 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/ESP
Shift system Semi-automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.17:1
  2. 2: 2.34:1
  3. 3: 1.52:1
  4. 4: 1.14:1
  5. 5: 0.87:1
  6. 6: 0.69:1
Axle ratio 3.52:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 229
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