This year, SCIBS is proud to welcome back Bentley Brisbane as the Major Sponsor. 2018 marks Bentley’s 6th consecutive year at SCIBS, which presents the perfect opportunity to not only display the luxury Bentley range but to also celebrate the official Queensland launch of the all-new Bentley Continental GT.
Unrivalled in its class, the new Continental GT will be displayed in the Bentley Suite overlooking F Arm on the Marina. The Continental GT redefines what a grand tourer can be. It combines a striking design, phenomenal power and unparalleled craftsmanship for which Bentley is famous, to create the ultimate grand tourer.
At the heart of the new Continental GT, lies a newly-enhanced version of Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine along with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission for more efficient gear changes, delivering 635 PS and 900 Nm, 0 to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds Still retaining the classic elegance that made its forebear so popular, the body of the new Continental GT is more sculptural, bold and sharply defined. The rear of the vehicle has had the most sculptural progression, with the taillights shaped into ellipses, reflecting the silhouette of the exhaust tail pipes below them.
Inside the new Continental GT showcases Bentley’s expertise in the authentic use of materials, from the highest-quality natural leathers, to rare, sustainably sourced veneers and hand-polished chrome details. Over 10 square metres of wood are used in each Continental GT, and it takes nine hours to create and fit the wooden inlays by hand.
The luxurious cabin also features exquisite details such as a new Mulliner ‘diamond in diamond’ leather design, which is extraordinarily soft to touch. The new interior pattern features both stitching and embroidery. Eighteen months were spent developing the embroidery, individually optimising and programming the exact alignment of each one of the 712 stitches that make up each diamond shape.
Behind the wheel, the technological advancements are striking. The new driver-orientated instrument panel is now fully digital and configurable by the driver. While the main dials appear to be real, they are in fact digital graphics designed to look three-dimensional. This display can show information from across the infotainment system including satellite-navigation information.
Also from the Bentley stable, the newest addition to the range, Bentayga V8 will be launched. The Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. This award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8. At the heart of the latest Bentayga model is a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine and features a stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes, revealing a more of the luxury SUV’s sporting character.
It delivers an impressive 542 bhp of power that can take it to a top speed of 290 km/h, accompanied by a potent V8 engine sound that reflects the car’s phenomenal capabilities. The V8 engine achieves its maximum torque of 770 Nm, ensuring rapid acceleration at any engine speed. This allows you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, contributing to the car’s agile, sporty driving experience.
This all-terrain, all-purpose car offers an exceptional driving experience and will no doubt attract an armada of admirers during the four-day event.
2018 marks Bentley’s 6th consecutive year at SCIBS, which presents the perfect opportunity to display the luxury Bentley range.
Visit the Bentley Suite overlooking the Marina.