2010 Bentley Continental GT | new car review

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 by

The Continental GT was the first all-new model introduced after Volkswagen’s buyout of Bentley in 1998.

The two-door Continental GT is a grand touring that was introduced in 2003. Since then the range has been expanded with exciting new models including the GTC in 2006, the performance oriented GT Speed in 2007 and the GTC Speed in 2009 and Supersports.

Powered by a W12 6.0-litre twin-turbo engine the Continental GT has 553bhp at its disposal. The power is channelled to all four wheels via a six-speed ‘tiptronic’ automatic transmission. The big GT can do the 0-100kph sprint in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 318kph.

The newer GT Speed derived even more power from the same engine, 600bhp to be precise. This bump in power enables the GT Speed to beat the GT in the 0-100kph dash by half a second and trump its top speed by 7kph.

Meanwhile, the latest Continental Supersports boasts a 621bhp, FlexFuel version of the W12 engine, capable of running on petrol or bio ethanol, and will go from 0 to 100kpth in just 3.7 seconds. The Supersports also has a more aggressive look than the rest of the range.

The Continental GTC and GTC Speed are essentially the convertible versions of the GT and GT Speed and share their specifications. The interior of the entire Continental series is sumptuous and furnished with top-notch materials including acres of leather, real wood trim, exotic metals all laid out in a classic and timeless fashion. While front occupants will appreciate the generous legroom and shoulder room backseat occupants may find the rear seats to be cramped especially for full size adults.

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