Bentley enthusiasts had to wait a long time for the new Continental. Bentley them self refers its new Continental GT as the “best GT car in the world”. This raises high expectations. The new Bentley Continental is able to live up to the high expectations.
The new Continental GT features clean, super formed lines and a wide, low body. Created for agile, exhilarating driving, the new Continental GT is built on an innovative chassis and electrical architecture, featuring a completely new 6.0 litre W12 engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes. As a result, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). The new Bentley Continental GT rides on a modular platform which was first seen in the new Porsche Panamera.
The new Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built. Dual clutch transmission provides very quick gearshifts and smooth acceleration. The 48V Active Roll Control system senses road conditions and changes the car’s movement instantaneously to optimise handling and ensure a smooth ride. And electric steering improves feedback to the driver so that it always feels right for the driving conditions.
The new Continental GT is built by hand, offering practically limitless scope for personalisation.
This includes the Bentley Rotating Display, which enables the driver to switch between three different fascia panels: the default 12.3” high resolution touchscreen, a more classically styled alternative instrument panel, with three handcrafted analogue dials, and a clean, veneer-only face, for an uninterrupted flow of wood, right across the dashboard. Many of the polished chrome details inside the car can be commissioned with Bentley’s new diamond knurling – an eye-catching finish that makes controls easier to grip, while bouncing light beautifully around the car. There are 15 interior hides to choose from covering everything from the seats and the dashboard top to the door panels and car headliner.
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