2 April 2009
 

Bentley Continental GT (2007 - 2017)

Hamann tunes Bentley Continental GT

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2 April 2009 | Hamann-Motorsport introduces a tuning kit for the Bentley Continental GT and Continental GT Speed. In order to improve its aerodynamics, the Hamann designers completely reconstructed the front of the four-seater.

Larger air inlets in connection with daytime running lights give the Bentley a new face. Additionally, the newly designed front optimises the air flow and therefore reduces the lifting forces at the front axle. Extensions at the front and rear wings broaden the so called "Imperator" by 70 millimetres and are contribute to the powerful overall impression of the Hamann modification. The side skirts were modelled in such a way that they calm the air flow at the sides and make the noble sports car look lower. In order to reduce the lifting forces at the rear axle, the Hamann technicians fitted a spoiler on the original boot lid of the Bentley and combined it with a diffuser rear skirt for additional downthrust.

Bentley Continental GT (2007 - 2017)

Matching the appearance of the Imperator, Hamann uses new rims of the type "Anniversary Race Anodised" measuring 22 inches. The exceptionally light, multi-part forged wheel has a high-gloss polished rim flange and a black Anodised rim star. The recommended wheel/tyre combination for the front is 10.5Jx22 inches with tyres measuring 265/35 R 22. At the rear, 11.0Jx22 inch rims are used with tyres measuring 305/30 R 22.

Hamann also offers a 21-inch alternative. Under the designation "Design Edition Race Anodised" the tuner offers an ultra-light forged wheel. Hamann offers the 21-inch wheel with tyres sized 295/30 R 21.

Bentley Continental GT (2007 - 2017)

The new aluminium wheels are especially put in the limelight with the special chassis springs which lower the centre of gravity of the Continental GT by 30 millimetres at the front and 20 at the rear axle. At the same time, the handling of the sports car is enhanced.

The upgrade includes a sports end muffler with oval stainless steel end pipes and a new engine management. The result for the Continental GT Speed engine is an extra output of approximately 40hp /29kW and a torque increase by 90 Newton metres. The aggregate of the Continental GT improves by 70hp/52kW and advances its torque by an additional 90 Nm. In addition, the maximum speed for both engines rises by approximately 5km/h compared to their serial counterparts.

Bentley Continental GT (2007 - 2017)

An interior highlight is the 3-spoke sport steering wheel. In the Hamann upholstery, the wheel is covered with leather and enhanced with applications made of carbon fibre.

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