Twelve vs eight is cause for debate, especially in the case of luxury supercars. In order to help you make an informed decision, lets consider a 2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 convertible vs. a W12 coupe. As our resident English car expert, Matthew Jones is a Sales Manager at Dimmitt Luxury Motors.
For the first time in the car’s history, the coupe can be had with a panoramic (fixed) glass roof. The convertible has less trunk room, but the 5-layer cloth top is well insulated from the world outside. Under the hood is the real difference. The W12 engine is the basis for the Bugatti’s W16, and it offers 626 horsepower along with 664 lb-ft of torque.
Little brother has 4 fewer cylinders with less weight over the front end. Both cars are All-Wheel Drive with twin turbos and the same 8-speed dual-clutch, but the V8 is priced less because it only..has 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. At these power levels it comes down to preference, so click the button for an amazing deal and stay with us for more great footage from Supercars In Seconds.