This special edition of the Bentley Continental is named after the Concours d'Elegance: the world's most demanding car contests, in which automotive design is elevated to an art. Not only is this edition as elegant as its namesake, but Bentley promise that the Black package adds an element of the 'dark side'. The car features the Mulliner Driving Specification alongside several new details seen only on the V8 S.
This is a truly fantastic car for a range of hire occasions, whether you're looking for something to make an impression on clients, or simply have something special to celebrate.
The car contains a V8 twin-turbo that's had an upgrade from the standard version. The output has been increased by 21BHP, giving it a total of 521BHP that cuts the car's 0-62MPH time to just 4.3 seconds, not bad for something that weighs 2750kg. Torque has been increased to 502 lb-ft, while the increased power is driven to all four wheels through an eight speed ZF automatic gearbox.
Fuel economy is 26.7mpg, thanks to a cylinder deactivation system that switches off four of the cylinders during periods of less demanding driving.
The suspension has also been altered for better performance. It's been lowered by 10mm, with increased spring rates, damping and extra-stiff brushes. The steering has also been improved for "improved precision and feedback".
The car's new style details are beautifully highlighted by the Beluga gloss black paint, which makes it gleam elegantly. Our Bentley GT V8 S has a more aggressive front splitter, incorporating an inverted aerofoil-like design, side sills and innovative lip-style spoiler. Its mean appearance is completed by dark tints on the front and rear lamps, as well as 21" 7-spoke Elegant 'Black by Mulliner' wheels and the Bentley 'B' fender vent behind each wheel.
Extra sport features are Beluga black gloss wingmirrors, a sports exhaust and huge ceramic brake discs.
As is evident from the pictures, the styling marks a change in Bentley's direction, towards a more driver-focused car. As Bentley explain: "Together, these expressions of Concours Black craftsmanship stand for much more than pure luxury. They represent the styling of performance."
Hire our Bentley to experience the unique sense of luxury that comes with driving or being driven in one of these incredible cars. The ?owing lines of straight-?ute upholstery tightly wrap the seats, conveying purposeful movement, even when the car is still. The Black specification features Mulliner diamond quilting on the leather, with contrast stitching that appears even on the twin-spoke steering wheel. 'Concours Series' embroidery is also prominently stitched into the headrests.
The front seats also have ventilation and a massage function, while the large infotainment screen and flappy paddle gear selector ensure that the driver has everything to hand.
As well as the fine quality seat materials, accents come from Bentley's wood veneers in Piano Black, which have been cured for 72 hours and treated with five layers of clear lacquer by hand, to achieve a luxurious finish without compromising the natural beauty of the grain.
If you're in the UK and looking for a truly refined car in which you can make a statement - whether that's for an important work function or social occasion, there are few better cars you could choose than the Bentley GT V8 S coupe we have for rental.
Although it's a joy to drive, and seasoned drivers will be thrilled by the car's improved power and handling capabilities, this is the perfect car in which to be chauffeur driven. There's nothing that adds an extra sparkle to a special occasion quite like stepping out of the back of a chauffeur driven Bentley, and our expert chauffeurs will ensure that your journey is as pleasant and memorable as possible.
Given the august sense of tradition that comes with the marque, this is an especially good car for wedding hire. Those gorgeous Bentley lines and the car's glossy black colour mean that it's the perfect vehicle for any understated yet elegant arrival, particularly as it will provide a stunning backdrop to those all-important photos.
For more details on how you can hire our Bentley Continental GT V8 S to make any day special, contact our Signature Experience Centre.