When Bentley announced that it would offer V-8–powered versions of its Continental GT and GTC, it went without saying that the new models would be less expensive than their 12-cylinder counterparts. Our sources indicated that the discounts wouldn’t amount to much, however, and that information has been backed up by a seemingly credible EU pricing sheet leaked to autoevolution.
The document shows a pre-tax discount of about 12 percent when buyers spec the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. If U.S.-bound models arrive with the same pricing structure, the V-8–powered Continental GT coupe will start at about $ 170K and the GTC convertible at around $ 190K. For that, you’ll have to deal with the indignity of four fewer cylinders and less power—although the V-8’s 500 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque is still pretty substantial. (The W-12 pumps out 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.) We expect to know final U.S. pricing details when the new Continental GT models are officially unveiled at the Detroit auto show next month.