Bentely's new 4.0-litre V8 will be offered in two different power outputs, insiders have revealed

Bentley will provide its forthcoming 4.0-litre direct-injection V8 powerplant in two different guises.

According to well placed sources, the new V8 unit, that will be used for the first time in the new Continental GT, will be made available to customers as either a 415bhp, single turbocharged version or as a more powerful twin-turbocharged 555bhp variant, as part of the company’s specific power output targets of well over 100bhp per litre.

Insiders at Crewe havealso revealed that all of the £200k plus Mulsanne production for 2011 is already accounted for. This uses a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8, which currently produces 505bhp and 752lb ft of torque.Read Autocar's first drive review of the Bentley Mulsanne

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