The Bentley GT V8S continued fitment of the 6.0-litre W12 engine is proof of that. Bentley may have delivered the 40 per cent improvement in economy and emissions that it said it would, but that hefty reduction still permitted the fitment of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine from Audi that produces 500bhp. The new 4.0-litre unit combined with improved thermal management, an optimised, on-demand electrical system, lower-rolling-resistance tyres and, most important, the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox lead to a six per cent gain in efficiency on its. The exterior is complemented by the gloss black mesh of a new radiator grille and air intakes. At the back, two ‘figure eight’ exhaust pipes have been added to signify the cylinder count up front.