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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

type Series Production Car
built at Crewe, England
production 9
price €/td> €540,000
engine VW Group W12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Twin KKK Turbochargers
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material ALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 5998 cc / 366.0 in³
bore 84 mm / 3.31 in
stroke 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
compression 9.5:1
power 449 kw / 602.1 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 100.38 bhp per litre
torque 750 nm / 553.2 ft lbs @ 1750 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels 4WD w/ESP
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 275/35×20 Pirelli P-Zero
rear tires 275/35×20 Pirelli P-Zero
front brakes Carbon Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Carbon Discs w/ABS
front wheels F 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Springs, Electronic Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2746 mm / 108.1 in
front track 1623 mm / 63.9 in
rear track 1608 mm / 63.3 in
transmission ZF 6HP-26 6-Speed Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shifting
gear ratios 4.17:1, 2.34:1, 1.52:1, 1.14:1, 0.87:1, 0.69:1