Bentley Continental Range puts up a performance in Switzerland (Photos & Videos)

Bentley Continental sped across the Swiss Alps recently when guests put their winter driving skills on the line to show case the performance, power and handling of a Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur. Bentley Continental’s efficient all wheel drive system made driving safe projecting amazing car handling, style and sportiness even in the most severe weather conditions.

Skiing expert Franco Moro, who has 27 years of experience and has been world champion over 16 times, was present to showcase his skiing skills. He demonstrated his techniques on a pair of Zai for Bentley skis attached to the back of a Continental GT. He was pulled along by a Continental GT which possesses 567 bhp power.

It has a 6 liter V12 engine and is a four wheel drive. Moro advised all first time skiers to Hold on Tight. Moro on Bentley ski partner Zai skis put up an excellent performance showcasing how these two brands come together and complement each other due to each other’s maneuverability, performance and handling.

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High-excitement, all-wheel driving around Gstaad with the Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur
Ski joring with world champion Franco Moro
Putting skis by zai through their paces on the slopes

(Crewe, 7 February, 2012)  Bentley’s Continental range carved a trail along Switzerland’s Alpine passes recently with a taste of four-wheel driving in the extreme conditions around Gstaad. Deep in the stunning Saanenland region, with its 240km of ski slopes, guests put their winter driving skills to the test in the state-of-the-art Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur. The all-wheel drive system ensured the safe yet dynamic performance, sports car handling, style and practicality for which the three models are renowned even in the harshest weather conditions.

Ski joring expert Franco Moro, world champion 16 times with 27 years experience, was on hand to demonstrate this Alpine sport, which usually involves strapping on skis and being pulled behind a horse.  He notched up another first, this time around a track below the Videmanette lift in Rougemont, on a pair of zai for Bentley skis, attached to the back of a Continental GT.  He was pulled along by a 567bhp (575PS) Continental GT with a 6-litre W12 engine and four-wheel drive. His advice to first-timers: ‘Hold on tight!’

Bentley’s ski partner zai offered more exhilaration on the piste.  With innovative technology, durability and high performance at minimal weight the skis offer outstanding manoeuvrability to complement the sheer responsiveness and handling abilities of Bentley’s spirited Continental range.