Continental GT coupe with Motorentechnik
Mayer tuning .
27th July 2006.
Pretending to make an automotive jewel
like the Bentley Continental GT a bit... better, might
sound like a mere heresy.
For even if tuning is a matter of
personalising one's car, not just enhancing its looks and
/ or performance, it might seem a bit too daring to reach
up to a success story like the Continental GT and say:
"Well, we'll make it even better"!
4-pipe rear apron for the MTM exhaust
system or the standard one.
Yet, Motorentechnik Mayer (MTM) seem to
have taken the challenge, coming up with tuning measures
to accentuate the British luxury Coupe strengths without
distorting its character.
Far from altering its characteristic
and unmistakable shape, the Bavarian tuning specialist
equips the luxurious British model with a set of chunky 21
inch bimoto alloy wheels.
However, a great deal more is going on
beneath the bodywork of a Bentley Continental GT from MTM.
So much so that MTM boasts about having the fastest
2nd performance kit extracts 650 bhp from
the 6-liter W12 engine.
MTM supplies various performance kits.
The spectrum ranges from optimized programming of the
control electronics through to the complete conversion of
the engine unit.
All the versions have been developed by
MTM on its proprietary dynamometers and thoroughly tested
in road and racing use.
Engine tuning - It is hard to
complain about the standard 560 bhp, with a top speed of
318 km/h. But if you happen to wonder if it is still
possible to achieve a bit more, MTM's first answer will
boost the power of the 12 cylinder engine by recalibrating
its electronics to 635 bhp / 467 kW and the torque to an
impressive 780 Nm.
More. With the second performance kit,
MTM goes even further, extracting 650 bhp / 478 kW out of
this large 6-liter W12 engine, which then generates a
staggering 795 Nm with ease instead of the already
impressive 650 Nm of the production version.
discs: 412x38 mm on the front and 355x28
mm on the rear.
The 2.5 ton blockbuster converts this
increased torque in 4.2 seconds for the sprint from “zero
to hundred” (series: 4.8 s). A small world lies between
the series and MTM top speed. On the high-speed Nardo oval
in Italy, where the 300 km/h+ elite meet up every year for
a showdown, the MTM Continental GT produced the proven 331
km/h, crowning it as the fastest Bentley ever built.
Exhaust tuning - The Continental
GT is allowed to make this increased power public by means
of an MTM exhaust system from the catalytic converter,
including a center and end muffler with throttle control.
The exhaust system is included in power class II. The MTM
exhaust systems are developed on a dyno. The crucial
factor in the development is to ensure a maximum level of
throughput and performance whilst abiding by the legally
prescribed noise limit values. By means of an intelligent
choice of material, namely high-grade, polished stainless
steels, MTM achieves a low-weight design, which offers
maximum durability at the same time. A 4-pipe rear apron
visual effect is available both for the sound-optimized
MTM exhaust system and for the standard-fitted exhaust
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Suspension tuning -To lend this
already high-performance coupé an even sportier look, MTM
is offering an electronically lowered suspension by means
of a complex reprogramming of the software. In this
regard, the calibration developed in Nardo and Hockenheim
ensures, according to MTM specialists, a maximum level of
ride comfort, with the necessary residual spring travel
retained by the solution offered by MTM.
Wheels - The sportier look
obtained by lowering the suspension blends harmoniously
with the MTM “bimoto” wheel rims, which MTM supplies
for the front and rear axle in the dimension 10.5x21"
ET40 LK 5x112 in the variants “polished titanium” and
MTM also supplies the rims as a
complete set of wheels. They are combined with Dunlop
tires in the size 285/30.
Brakes - The MTM alloy rim has
been developed to ensure the problem-free fitting of the
MTM sports braking systems. To enable cars of this output
class to brake more safely, MTM will optionally equip a
sports braking system on the front and rear axle,
enhancing road safety a step further. This involves
equipping a two-piece brake disc in the dimension 412x38
mm on the front axle and 355x28 mm on the rear axle. No
change is made to the handbrake function.
Market-specific prices, shipping costs
and other MTM automotive tuning options for vehicles of
the Volkswagen Group can be accessed directly through the MTM