If you happen to be on Rodeo Drive on a Sunday, no doubt you will spot a Bentley Continental GT coupe or a GTC convertible. After parting ways with Rolls Royce, Bentley's GT became the leading car in the Bentley line up since 2003.
Presently, the Bentley Continental is offered in 2-door configurations; car buyers can opt for the GT base coupe, speed models, or the GTC convertible. If a car buyer wants more power than that which is offered in the 6.0 liter W-12 552 horsepower configuration, they can choose the Bentley GT or the GTC with 600 horsepower and triple digit speeds up to 200 mph.
The Supersports configurations now offer 621 horsepower, ceramic brakes, and a better suspension than before.
After choosing the GT or the Continental GTC, the car buyer will enjoy a lavish cabin made with high quality elements. The two-door Continental GT configuration fuses impeccable features and high style appealing to the weekend driver and luxurious elements for the daily driver. This vehicle is an attractive option making it popular among car buying consumers.
Bodystyles: Coupe, convertible
Engines: 6.0L W-12
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: GT, GTC, GT Speed, GTC Speed, Supersports
All models have a more upright grille and are now FlexFuel capable. This means Continental owners can fill their tanks with regular gas, E85 bioethanol, or a mix of the two. The two-door models are due for a freshening that will shrink the outer two headlights to more closely resemble the new Mulsanne flagship sedan.
The style of the Continental GT and GTC is defined by the four circular headlights and prominent cross-hatch grille. Strongly sculpted side panels lead to taillights that continue the oval theme while huge, rounded exhaust pipes send a clear message that performance is a large part of the GT program.
Bentley uses as many as 14 hides of leather to fill a Continental GT. Along with leather, owners can choose from seven wood veneers to complete an interior that, except for the low-mounted navigation screen, should please the most discerning buyers.
Performance & Handling
All Continentals start with an air suspension, all-wheel drive, and some variation of the 6.0-liter W-12 engine producing at least 552 horsepower. The slowest of all Continentals is the GTC, which accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The Supersports coupe is at the other end of the range, moving from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Huge brakes ensure strong stopping power, radar-based adaptive cruise control with a follow-to-stop feature, standard all-wheel drive, advanced electronic stability program, rear view camera.
EPA Fuel Economy
GT, GTC, GT Speed, GTC Speed: 10 mpg city/17 mpg highway
Supersports: 12 mpg city/19 mpg highway
- Powerful 12-cylinder engine
- Interior styling
- GT capabilities
- Six models from which to choose
You Won't Like
- Basic design in need of refresh
- The more successful Bentley becomes, the less exclusive your ride
- Low-mounted navigation screen
Bentley's stylish cross-country GT
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