The Continental GT is the grand tourer edition manufactured by the British manufacturer Bentley since 2003. The car blends classic Bentley DNA with contemporary design and modern technology. The Continental GT is one of the few models created after Volkswagen group took over this iconic company.
The Continental GT looks like nothing else on the road. Its exterior styling is very classic and with the matrix radiator grille, the coupe demands respect. The headlights have been designed to incorporate a jewellery effect. And at the rear, distinctive wrap-around lights – seamlessly integrated into the haunches of the car – are distinguished by their signature floating LED lamps.
The Bentley Continental GT gets a centralised system that uses a combination of touch screen controls and rotary switches to offer instant usability for the driver. The graphic interface of the touch screen is designed to go with the interiors. The eight-inch touch screen possesses the latest navigation technology, and places the car’s audio system, telephone and comfort settings at the fingertips. It gets the audio system and in-car entertainment exclusively for the Continental GT by British audio specialists Naim. It offers an industry first, the latest balanced mode radiator speakers and dirac dimensions digital processing that alters the position of loudspeakers to transform the car’s cabin into an auditorium.
Engine & Gearbox
The Continental GT is powered by a twin turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine that churns out 567bhp and 699Nm of peak torque and sends this power through a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission with quickshift steering column mounted gearshift paddles. This luxury coupe features an all-wheel-drive system that splits power 40:60 rear biased depending on the nature of drive. Continuous Damping Control (CDC) constantly monitors the car's attitude and poise, adjusting the suspension settings hundreds of times a second to provide a remarkably supple ride at low speeds and increased control as speeds climb.
The Continental GT is available in coupe and convertible bodies. And talking about the competition, the Rolls-Royce Wraith comes very close to this iconic model.