Why The Continental And Flying Spur Utilize A W12


XCar Asks Why Does Bentley Utilize A W12 Instead Of A V12?

The beating heart of the Continental GT: the twin-turbo Bentley W12. Why does Bentley use the W12 instead of the more traditional V12? And what does it mean to say the cylinders are arranged in a W instead of a V shape?

XCar takes a look back at the history of VW’s development of their VR6 engines and how the Bentley was able to leverage their parent company’s technology to fit the W12 in a front-mid engine layout in the Continental GT.