The Bentley New Continental GT was described by Car and Driver as a wolf in a tuxedo. Elegance goes without saying but the GT delivers blistering speed and fairly sporty handling as well.
The GT offers a lot in the way of personalization, with 17 paint colors and 17 leather colors, plus a lot more.
The Bentley Continental GT offers a lot for the money. Similar competitors are higher priced and don't have the same goods. The Aston Martin DB9, for example, has what they call a back seat, but is hardly useable in the function.
Handling is startlingly good, thanks to the air suspension and all wheel drive.
The GT looks suspiciously like older models, but Bentley assures us that none of the body panels are the same.
No amount of suspension-related magic can make the Bentley New Continental GT drive like a small car, but that being said, it is still a blast to drive and wonderful to drive in.
The brakes have a tendency to grab with initial peddle pressure.
This kind of luxury does not come cheap. The Bentley New Continental GT starts at $195,000.
The massive W12 engine makes the car a bit front heavy.
While the FlexFuel system is a step in the right direction, the GT has terrible fuel economy.
It is strange that buyers will have to pay extra for ventilated from seats in a $200,000 car.