UNRIVALLED ROAD PRESENCE
The new Bentley Continental GT fuses classic grand tourer proportions with a completely new chassis and electrical architecture – one that has enabled the design team to create a car that is impressively long, low, wide and sleek. The result is a truly beautiful, agile grand tourer with unrivalled road presence.
Steel, aluminium and composite materials take their place alongside finely crafted woods and leather in a stunning example of automotive design – one that can be enhanced with a wealth of options.
The sharp, crisp feature lines of the new Continental GT show the influence of the original Bentley R-Type Continental. The muscular haunch line exudes a sense of refined power, while the power line now emerges from between the headlamps, tracing a path down the side of the car.
The long wheelbase and short nose lend the car a sense of dynamism, even when viewed at a standstill. Beneath the bonnet, this arrangement allows the engine to be located lower, for optimum weight distribution and more agile handling.
Intricately crafted new crystal-effect LED headlamps help define a new face for the Continental, while at the rear, newly designed elliptical lamps shine from within individual polished bezels – their shape reflected in the oval tailpipes.
A wide range of custom-designed wheels can be commissioned, with large 21” designs available as standard and optional 22” forged alloy wheels for a more imposing look. The twisting 3D polished surfaces on these larger wheels reflect the light magnificently, yet they can only be achieved by hand. They are available as an option, alongside two other finishes.
With the Bentley Dynamic Ride and air suspension systems working together to ensure a refined drive, even large wheels like this can be selected with no compromise on comfort.
Inside the new Continental GT, Bentley’s design team has taken automotive craftsmanship to an exquisite new level.
Like that of every Bentley, the shape of the fascia is inspired by the wings of the Bentley badge. It sweeps up from an elegant centre console and reaches out towards the doors, where the surface continues, surrounding the occupants in a seemingly unending ring of handcrafted leather and wood.
In addition to a wide range of veneered surfaces, the new Continental GT can be commissioned with a choice of innovative dual veneers, which see the natural grain of handcrafted wood separated from a contrasting finish by a narrow strip of polished chrome.
In each case, a mirror-like Piano Black finish is paired with your choice of Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, Dark Stained Madrona, Liquid Amber or Tamo Ash. For those who prefer a single veneer, there are eight choices, including Koa, our new, mid-tone, straight-grained veneer. Koa is a wood species used in its native Hawaii in the creation of handmade surfboards and guitars.The finish selected for the lower section of the fascia continues into the centre console. As an alternative, however, the console can be commissioned with our new stunning, rippled 0.6mm aluminium finish Côtes de Genève, which is inspired by the milled internal casings of fine wristwatches. A hand-finished first for the automotive world, its textured bands literally shimmer in the light.
Decorative features such as the clock bezels and bulls-eye air vents can be commissioned with a new and intricate diamond knurling – a jewellery-inspired texture composed of myriad diamond-shaped flat surfaces. Featuring as standard on control surfaces in the new Continental GT, it is easy to grip and even easier on the eye, reflecting the light like a cut precious stone while improving the ergonomic performance of important controls.
ENGINES & PERFORMANCE
|Max Power||626 bhp / 635 PS / 467 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm|
|Max torque||664 lb-ft / 900 Nm @ 1350-4500 rpm|
|Acceleration||0 - 60 mph 3.6 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 3.7 seconds|
|Max speed||207 mph / 333 km/h|