A production-spec prototype of the next generation Bentley Continental GT has been spied on while making round during a test run in Netherlands. Bentley is expected to launch this car sometime next year. The spyshots that have cropped up online show a completely new body shell, as compared to the ones that surfaced last year in November, which had a heavily altered Porsche Panamera body. This ”skinwalker” test was facilitated by the fact that the British automaker Bentley and German carmaker Porsche are subsidiaries of Volkswagen.
Speaking of the aesthetics, the all new GT looks substantially more sleeker as juxtaposed to its predecessor. The headlamp cluster is a dead giveaway of the fact that the next generation GT is heavily inspired by the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. Further details are difficult to deduce because the car was heavily camouflaged with fake black panels.
As far as the foundation of the car is concerned, the all new Continental GT will make the move from the current platform and will go on to incorporate the company’s MSB platform, which will in turn make the car much more lighter than the outgoing model. The same platform will be shared with the next-generation of Porsche Panamera. The test mule was powered by Volkswagen’s 6.0-litre W12 (a larger version of the one which powers Bugatti Veyron). This powerplant might be a tweaked version of the unit found in the Bentayga SUV, but it is unlikely that this engine will make its way into the upcoming GT car.