Bentley Continental GT Review

By Jennie   |  October 23, 2013

Overview

Bentley Continental GT is a brilliantly designed coupe that combines contemporary craftsmanship, exceptional power, incomparable refinements, and class-leading performance. It is considered to be a true Bentley Grand Tourer. The ultra-luxury coupe owes its name to the illustrious history of Bentley when the R Type Continental coupe introduced in the early 1950s which offered a fast, stylish, and refined mode of personal mobility. Furthermore, the true Grand Touring performance of the car added the suffix 'GT' to the name.

The Continental GT is engineered with state-of-art technologies and carries a number of attributes including the twin-turbo W12 engine, standard all-wheel drive, and a sumptuous cabin.

Bentley Continental GT Review


Bentley Continental GT Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

Bentley Continental GT is one of the most powerful cars, Bentley has ever produced. It is powered by a responsive 6-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine that churns out 552 bhp with a maximum torque of 650Nm @ 6100 rpm. This high torque produced by the engine offers an immediate sensation of power after the accelerator is pressed. Moreover, the short configuration of the engine ensures improved dynamics and more interior space.

It has six-speed automatic transmission. The Continental GT is a true supercar with an impressive acceleration of 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and a top-speed of 318 km/h. However, an assortment of engine and transmission improvements has been introduced in the car to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption. Some of the key enhancements comprise a more efficient catalyst, improved exhaust system, new upright front grille, and wider central air intake.

The Continental GT is suspended by double wishbone and air springs that offer smooth performance, remarkable acceleration, and excellent handling to the legendary Bentley's car.

Bentley Continental GT Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

Bentley Continental GT is ardently designed with creative design cues and state-of-art engineering. The exterior of the car is adorned with Bi-Xenon headlamps, sleek rear bumper, darkened chrome mesh grille, large air intakes, and chrome alloy sports wheels.

The interior is artistically handcrafted with a perfect combination of traditional materials and contemporary Bentley design. The elegance of the car's ambience is accentuated by touches of veneers and extravagance of premium leather hide. Moreover, the keyless entry, four-zone climate control, advanced keyless entry, 14-way power heated front seats, memory functions, Bluetooth, a navigation system, and a 10 speaker stereo with satellite radio and six-CD changer improves the level of refinement.

The Bluetooth telephone system is an innovative technology that enables the users to connect their mobile phones to system through a wireless connection. The interior also include an optional Mulliner Driving Specification Package that comprises 20-inch alloy wheels, unique leather upholstery, and upgraded wood trim to further enhance the comfort and joy of driving.

The Bluetooth telephone system is an innovative technology that enables the users to connect their mobile phones to system through a wireless connection. The interior also include an optional Mulliner Driving Specification Package that comprises 20-inch alloy wheels, unique leather upholstery, and upgraded wood trim to further enhance the comfort and joy of driving.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros


    Incomparable refinement. Excellent engineering. Impressive acceleration.
  • Cons


    Low fuel efficiency. Heavy-weight car.