Video: New Bentley Continental flies over Germany

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Bentley has flown a brand new Continental GT over Munich in an epic publicity stunt to herald the arrival of the new V8 coupé.

The company has slotted a 'small' twi-turbo V8 engine into the Continental for the first time, providing an entry point to the range that's both cheaper and more economical.

The V8 coupé costs £123,850 and has 500bhp, giving it a 4.8-second 0-62mph sprint and 26.7mpg, while the twelve-cylinder GT has 567bhp, costs £135,760, gets to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and returns 17.1mpg.

What better way to announce the V8's arrival than to fly it over the nation of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi and drop it onto one of the country's most stunning landmarks?

The V8 Conti, lifted on a plinth by helicopter, was placed on top of Munich's SkyLounge. Bentley says that "anyone struggling through the rush hour would have seen the bright red Bentley..." although all we see are snowy, empty roads beneath the car.

Not to worry, here's a video of it happening: