The Continental GT V8 version of the Continental GT using a twin-turbo 4-litre V8 engine (developed jointly with Audi). The 3993cc V8 produces 500 hp (373 kW) and 487 lb·ft (660 N·m). Cylinder deactivation technology effectively turns the V8 into a V4 to improve fuel economy by 8%. Other changes, including on-demand steering assistance, weight reduction, better engine heat management, overrun alternator charging and eco-tyres, improve overall fuel consumption by 40% from the W12's 17.1 mpg to the V8's 26.1 mpg.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 North American International Auto Show, followed by SkyLounge in Munich, 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Continental GT V8 is a low-mid end Class B car, has a starting rank of 1240, extended up to 1396 via upgrading, and 1448 (shared with the Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic) with all levels of Pro Kits equipped. As of the Motorcycles Update, it costs 62,000 to purchase (originally 35,000, then 52,500) and 332,375 to max out.
The Continental GT V8 has good nitro and top speed and its acceleration, though being a heavy car. But similar to the Ford F-150 in class D, it is a very heavyweighted car, so it has poor handling, although fortunately not the worst in the game, especially when drifting. In spite of this good performance, it is not a favored car for any type of events in the game.
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