Because it can be found across four brands and a dozen models, lets see what makes the Bentley V8 so amazing. Their latest press release dives deep into racing and gearhead technology, so we have distilled the finer points of this smooth operator.
With a vision for the future, Audi and Bentley worked together for a clean-sheet design in 2011. By reversing the cylinder heads, the turbos are inside the valley. This allows them to spool instantly, and lowers dirty exhaust when warming up. Computer-controlled wastegates and dual-scroll turbines allow it to offer 568 lb-ft of torque at only 2,000 rpm.
Easily capable of 700 horsepower, it is safely tuned to 641 in the new Lamborghini Urus. It can also be found in the Porsche Panamera and Cayenne. Audi offers several flavors in the SQ7, SQ8, A8, S8, and Bentley fields it in the Bentayga V8 and Continental GT V8. The cylinders are lined in steel for decades of life, so you can’t go wrong with any of these fine automobiles. Stay with us for all your exotic car news.
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