It looks like another plug-in hybrid Bentley is on its way, and next in line to be electrified are the Flying Spur and Continental GT. This follows the Crewe-based automaker’s venture into the world of electrified motoring, a precedent set by the Bentayga Hybrid, its first ever PHEV.

Like the plug-in Bentayga and Flying Spur, the charging port is located on the rear left side of the vehicle, but here it’s positioned just above the muscular haunch. This looks a tad neater than the aforementioned duo, where the port is located on the fender. Visually, the Continental GT’s approach is cleaner, and it sits more flush against the body.

There’s no way of telling what’s lurking under the bonnet of this test mule, but the rumour mill suggests that it could be a 3.0 litre plug-in hybrid petrol V6 shared with the Bentayga Hybrid. Again, no performance figures have been revealed yet, but the same system in the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid produces a total system output of 456 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Expect the Continental GT hybrid to at least match those figures.

Also to note, the Continental GT rides on VW Group’s MSB platform (shared with the Panamera), potentially giving it access to the top-of-the-line plug-in hybrid system used in the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. There, an electrified 4.0 litre twin-turbo petrol V8 produces a total system output of 680 hp and 850 Nm, which is likely a more suitable powertrain for the Conti GT hybrid.

At launch, the Continental GT is propelled by a huge 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 engine that outputs 626 hp and a staggering 900 Nm of torque. It sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 333 km/h. Drive is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There’s no word yet on a possible launch date, but expect it to be officially unveiled soon, if not by the end of 2019. A soft-top Continental GTC is also expected to make its debut soon, and it will likely get a plug-in variant as well.

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