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Performance Review: Bentley Continental V8 S - [2013]

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Bentley Continental V8 S - [2013]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2013 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 3993 cc (243.6 ci) 32 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 8 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 192 mph (308.9 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.3 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 10.3 secs
  • Power: 521 bhp (388 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 2295 kgs (5059 lbs)
  • Torque: 502 lb-ft (680.6 Nm) @ 1700 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 12.97 secs @ 105.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 227.0 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 218.7 lb-ft
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Bentley Continental Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Bentley Continental V8 S is the 8 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2013. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2014 Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Performance and the 2014 Koenigsegg One 1 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo.This particular Bentley Continental has a 3993cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 - [2017] image

Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The Continental shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Continental's All Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 2295 kgs (5059 lbs) this makes the Bentley Continental V8 S in the same weight category as the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible - [3996] image

The Bentley Continental shares the same bhp with the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (542 bhp)

In terms of power the 3993cc 32V V8 engine produces 521 bhp (388 kW) @ 6000 rpm similar to the 3996 Bentley Continental GT 4.0 V8 Turbo Convertible (542 bhp) or the 2021 Nissan NSX Type S 3.5L V6 (513 bhp).

The Twin Turbo V8 throws out 502 lb-ft (680.6 Nm) @ 1700 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (479 lb-ft) or the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (479 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Bentley Continental you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Lexus GS -F 5.0 V8 - [2015] image

The 2015 Lexus GS -F 5.0 V8 (252.0 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Bentley Continental.

The Bentley Continental has a Power to weight ratio of 227.0 bhp per ton and 218.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2013 Continental competing with the 2015 Lexus GS -F 5.0 V8 (252.0 bhp per ton) or the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 997 (251.6 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Bentley Continental generating around 218.7 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2009 Jaguar XF R 5.0 V8 Supercharged (243.7 lb-ft per ton) or the 2009 Jaguar XJ V8 SuperSport (243.6 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 4.3 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 4.4 secs, this made the Bentley Continental V8 S as fast as the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 992 Model (4.3 secs) the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 5.0 V8 (4.3 secs) the 2020 Ford Mustang Bullitt 5.0 V8 (4.3 secs) the or the 2019 Aston-Martin DBX 4.0 V8 Turbo (4.3 secs). This Bentley Continental V8 S is also faster than the 2020 Bentley Bentayga 4.0 V8 Turbo (4.4 secs) the 2020 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (4.4 secs) the 2020 Audi A4 S4 3.0 V6 Turbo (4.4 secs) the and the 2019 Jaguar F Type Supercharged 5.0 V8 (4.4 secs).

BMW M1 3.5 2d Manual - [1978] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Continental and the 1978 BMW M1 3.5 2d Manual

When talking about the performance of the Bentley Continental on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 12.97 secs @ 105.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1978 BMW M1 3.5 2d Manual (12.91 secs), the 2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6 SRT-6 2d Auto (12.91 secs), and the 1964 Pontiac GTO 6.4 V8 (12.91 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2013 version of the Bentley Continental V8 S has a maximum speed of 192mph.

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Top Speed of the 2013 Continental equals the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 6.2 V8 (203 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2013 Bentley Continental V8 S then how about the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 6.2 V8 (203 mph), the 2020 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (203 mph), or the 2020 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo (203 mph).

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