Bentley Continental GT V8 to Debut in Detroit

Currently the Bentley Continental GT is only powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine, but sources claim that Bentley is set to debut a new engine at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

The Continental GT is going to get a new 4.0L V8, which will be sold alongside the W12 in the lineup. Bentley hasn’t released the official specs, but it’s being reported that the lighter and more fuel efficient engine provides a more sporting character than the 567-hp W12.

Before the V8 powered Continental GT is unveiled, Bentley is slated to debut the GTC convertible at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.