Video: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 suspended from chopper, flown over Munich

To celebrate the arrival of the company’s new 4.0 liter V8 Continental GT Coupe in Germany, Bentley decided to fly the car above downtown Munich.

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The bright red 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 was suspended beneath a helicopter to beat traffic jams and arrive at a specially-designed podium at the summit of a high rise complex close to Munich’s city center. A total of 300 guests were invited to the SkyLounge – positioned in a glazed bridge between two skyscrapers – to celebrate the model.

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“A dramatic car got the debut we felt it deserved and we took a little bit of our inspiration from Bentley’s iconic ‘Winged B’ emblem,” said Klaus Becker, General Manager of Bentley Munich. “On a practical level the helicopter was the fastest way to get to the rooftop podium.”

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Refresher: Power for the Bentley Continental GT V8 comes from a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 making 500-hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 487 lb-ft available virtually across the entire rev range from 1,700 to 5,000 rpm. Mated a 8-speed automatic transmission the Bentley Continental V8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in the low 5 second range with a top speed of over 180 mph.

– By: Omar Rana