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2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe: Less power, but more fun

The Continental GT's V8 engine might not have the W12's thrust, but it makes for a more engaging drive.

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The Bentley Continental GT is a stunning grand tourer.

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And it's arguably at its best with a V8 engine under the hood.

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The V8-powered Continental GT makes 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.

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That's enough to hustle this big boy to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds.

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The W12-powered Continental may make a lot more power, but it's only three-tenths of a second quicker to 60 mph.

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The only way to tell a V8 Continental from a W12 is to notice the slightly different tailpipe design.

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Otherwise, the two cars are equally beautiful.

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The Continental GT V8 Coupe arrives in the US in late 2019.

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The cost of entry? $198,500.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe.

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