We knew Bentley’s iconic W-12 engine was being replaced by a new hybrid system. However, it wasn’t clear which Bentley would be the first to feature it.

Now, we can confirm that the 2025 Bentley Continental GT will debut the Ultra Performance Hybrid (UPH) with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 this June.

This model is ideal for the hybrid successor to the W-12 engine. We now have more details about the UPH powertrain. With both the internal combustion engine and-

electric motor active, the car delivers about 771 hp and 737.5 lb-ft of torque. This is a notable boost—121 hp and 73.5 lb-ft more than the W-12 in the Mulliner W12 Coupe.

While the transmission details remain undisclosed, the Continental GT will feature all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring. We expect the return of the-

ZF-based eight-speed automatic transmission. An electronic limited-slip differential will ensure maximum traction. The only sound you might hear-

will be the tires gripping the asphalt. As a hybrid, the 2025 Continental GT will also offer up to 50 miles of all-electric range.

Whether on electric or gas power, the 2025 Continental GT promises to maintain or enhance the athleticism of the original W-12.

This is thanks to its fine-tuned 48-volt electric anti-roll control system, retuned rear-wheel steering, and innovative dual-valve dampers.

Bentley assures that this latest chassis technology will deliver “exceptional dynamics” for this grand tourer.

More hybrid variants of the Continental GT could be on the horizon. While Bentley hasn’t announced additional hybrid platforms, their 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6-

hybrid powertrain will likely appear in future models like the Continental GT Base, C, S, and Azure coupes and convertibles.

These upcoming models are expected to surpass the Bentayga's 456 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Despite the hybrid engine, the updated rear fascia retains dual exhaust pipes.

The rear license plate area is more pronounced and blends seamlessly into the bumper, echoing the U-shape design of the rear decklid. The wider taillights extend-

deeper into the decklid and appear to split when the trunk is open, unlike the current design. The fuel filler door has moved-

from the right rear quarter panel to the left side but still follows the body lines of the 2024 model.

The new UPH-powered Continental GT could be the 100,000th unit produced since its 2002 debut.