2008 Bentley Continental GTZ

2008 Bentley Continental GTZ

2008 Bentley Continental GTZ

Italian Carrozzeria (coachbuilder), Zagato, the most famous Automotive Atelier in the world is developing a unique, coachbuilt body for a Bentley, one of the world’s most beautiful and desirable cars.

The Bentley project follows the long-standing tradition of Zagato Atelier co-operation with premium British automotive brands over several decades. Ace, Bristol, Aston Martin, Jaguar, MG, Rolls Royce and Rover are among the UK-based brands that have worked with the Milan Atelier in the past to produce, what are now some of the most sought after collector’s cars in the world. Other notable cooperations include Ferrari and Maserati.

The concept of sports elegance, dynamically functional design, remaining free from contingent tendencies but seeking directly to drive emotion and pure pleasure, combined with the hand-shaped precious aluminium bodies, have made Zagato Atelier appreciated as one of the very best and most admired by Customers and Collectors since the 1920’s.

Zagato’s strength lies in the creation and realisation of this sports-style elegance within a functional design that does not bow to momentary fashions but seeks out the sheer excitement and total pleasure of driving, an appreciating value recognised everywhere.

Today Zagato is the only Atelier capable of marrying its great and long history of craftsman-led workshop experience with the most modern design and development technologies currently available. This capability has allowed Zagato to build small numbers of unique samples, combining the very best of premium manufacturer’s mechanical running gear with highly exclusive neo-classic Zagato bodies.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atCrewe, England
price €/td>€540,000
engineVW Group W12
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationTwin KKK Turbochargers
block materialALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMulti-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement5998 cc / 366.0 in³
bore84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke90.2 mm / 3.55 in
power449 kw / 602.1 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output100.38 bhp per litre
torque750 nm / 553.2 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheels4WD w/ESP
wheel typeCast Alloy
front tires275/35×20 Pirelli P-Zero
rear tires275/35×20 Pirelli P-Zero
front brakesCarbon Discs w/ABS
rear brakesCarbon Discs w/ABS
front wheelsF 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase2746 mm / 108.1 in
front track1623 mm / 63.9 in
rear track1608 mm / 63.3 in
transmissionZF 6HP-26 6-Speed Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1