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BENTLEY Newcastle celebrated the launch of the new Bentley Continental GT at a special event held on January 27 at its showroom in Silverlink Park, Wallsend.

More than 120 guests joined the directors and management of JCT600 for a laser technique unveiling of the new model and a presentation by Bentley designer Viti Enns. The evening included a display of current Bentley models including the all-new flagship Bentley Mulsanne.

From the earliest days of the British luxury car company, its models have set new standards in automotive design and engineering. Long considered to be the pinnacle of grand touring, Bentley's prestige motoring heritage includes the beautiful R-Type Continental in the 1950s and the Continental GT launched in the millennium year.

Available at the Silverlink Park showroom in Newcastle from March, the new Continental GT is a coupe that blends classic Bentley DNA with contemporary design and modern technology to give supercar performance and handcrafted luxury.

With increases in power, torque and fuel efficiency; the Continental GT's engine is designed in a unique 'W' configuration and is the most compact 12-cylinder engine in the world and is capable of running on the latest environmentally sustainable bio-fuels due to its advanced FlexFuel technology.

The new Continental GT features a 40:60 split power ratio, making it feel even more responsive and gives more controllable cornering. It is even faster than its predecessor and will launch from standstill to 60mph in 4.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 197mph.

"The new Continental GT will be welcomed by our customers, complementing the iconic Bentley range of beautifully designed, high performance cars," comments Paul Gudge, brand manager of Bentley Newcastle. "It is a stunning coupe providing the ultimate in comfort combined with the very latest advances in technology."

Located at Silverlink Park, JCT600 Bentley Newcastle has a staff of 15 and offers a full range of services JCT600 is a family business with a 60-year history. It has 48 dealerships throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the North East and sells 20 of the world's most respected brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 25, 2011
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