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A Bird? A Plane? No, A Bentley Continental GT Flying Over Munich (Video)

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On: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:08PM | By: Chris Weiss

A Bird? A Plane? No, A Bentley Continental GT Flying Over Munich (Video)

Airlifting supercars via helicopter seems to be in vogue lately. Mercedes did it with the SLS AMG in Stuttgart. Lamborghini flew a Reventon over Turin, Italy. Ferrari heli-ed the FF to the Italian Dolomites. Now Bentley has joined the pack of high-end European brands in dangling its vehicle over a major European destination.

Bentley flew its all-new V8-powered Continental GT over Munich, Germany. Not only was the red Continental's journey a spectacle, but its destination was impressive too. The Bentley touched down on a glassy, window-covered rooftop.

The new V-8 option is available for both the Continental GT and GTC models. It's a 4.0-liter twin-turbo Audi engine that puts out 500 hp. Bentley says that the V-8 improves fuel economy by up to 40 percent while offering much the same performance as the W-12 model. The V-8 equipped Continental GT hits 60 mph in 4.6 seconds versus the W-12's 4.4 seconds and tops out 10 mph less at 188 mph.

In addition to its smaller size, the V-8 engine relies on cylinder deactivation for its increased efficiency. When under light loads, the engine drives as a four-cylinder. The minute the driver accelerates, the remaining cyclinders can be reactivated seamlessly.

All these airlifts may be way overdramatic, but they definitely make for great footage. Watch this "winged B" soar through the air in the two-minute clip below.



Sami18 | 11:24AM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

You would think that it might be a little risky to fly cars by helicopter but it seems to be pretty easy and more and more car manufacture are doing it now.


Stephy21 | 12:47PM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

Now this just seems to risky to do but i guess its not. The new BMW is sweet i really like how the engines acts.

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