So I had some free time to yap on about the Bentley Continental GT and I never actually realized how good it is until I took a closer look on the luxury of the car, it's very fast but it wasn't made for that. The Bentley was made for the luxury and comfort. Unlike Aston Martin, they didn't release thousands of concepts of the Continental and then make it. I mean yeah sure there are a few out there but Bentley just went straight for it. The interior is simply perfect. The GT was just made for that comfortable feeling of just being able to be free and just drive without feeling insecure that you have a low-quality drivers seat. The steering wheel is perfect and makes sitting in a traffic jam feel like sitting in your living room. The the GT is an 8-speed automatic.
The GT's Steering Wheel
I love how Bentley have gone with the classic wood instead of plasticy black rough leather. The way that the wood has been used to remake the old days is a great idea. But if we look next to it you can see that there is a modern speedometer, clock ect. And the blend between them just looks beautiful. It's almost as if Bentley have kept everything that back then they would've wanted to keep but used the modern technology to improve which makes the Bentley perfect a GT car. The light brown creamy leather is very nice and soft to hold. Thi makes you want to drive for hours and just hold that silky leather. But. the silky leather is not only the comfortable part on the GT, the seats are astonishing.
Seats in the Continental GT
I would without doubt be able to sleep in these seats. I find that when there are geometric patterns on a seat that your back feels more relaxed but the GT not only has relaxing geometric patterns but the memory foam on the head rests are very comfortable. I also noticed that there are actually 4 seats so this will still work as a a family car. Now also to satisfy your kids or your drunk friends that you drove to London for a night out there are electric chairs which I also happen to like very very much. Still staying with that classic look we have the gear stick...
The Continental GT's Gear Stick
The gear stick is very comfortable to hold and is easy to operate. Surrounded by volume buttons which by the way is very nice we have the buttons for more comfort which is the fan and air conditioning which is a very very very very nice to have and is the key to comfort in any car. But as we move back up we have a more classic luxury approach, the sticky out buttons, oh yes...
The dials and sticky out buttons that I love on the Continental GT
On the centre console we get very very classic, a use of metal carbon and chrome with a few pieces of gold around the ok button and on the centre console clock. The centre clock is something I haven't seen on a car yet but it's like having a rolex in the middle of the centre console. Let's take a break from all this GT madness. I find that GT cars are getting more popular and are edging away from a grand tour car. I think that they are getting more fast and less luxurious instead of keeping a balance. We should be getting GT cars and wanting to take them on an afternoon drive not a street race. I'm talking about cars like the Ford GT but even worse, me and my good mate Tom were out and Tom said look at that Bentley Continental GT and this was the 2010 continental and this person had pimped up a continental GT. I was actually scared by this after driving the Ford GT a few weeks before as these people were stealing the traditional GT cars and replacing them by something like Porsche 911 GT2. It's like somebody taking a your Volvo away and replacing it with a pimped up Ford Focus but the Bentley keeps the GT tradition alive, it's the glue much like the Aston Martin Superleggera.
The Map On the Continental GT
Don't worry, the map is still there and so is the big map that you can make phone calls on, in fact you can buy a feature with the Continental for an extra £800 that flips the centre console. In more detail the you have that classic side and this futuristic side and there is a button that flips it, so if you had the Queen of England in the car then you can keep the classic side of it on but as soon as you get your teenager in you can flip it over to the futuristic side. I think this is absolutely genius. The skill to keep the Queen of England entertained and your teenager entertained is incredible so hands down for Bentley on that.
Start/Stop button in the Bentley Continental GT
General Cockpit view in the Bentley Continental GT
The Bentley Continentals Engine
When you thought that this Bentley was just luxurious, it still has trick up its sleeve... Now as I said earlier, in order to have a GT car the performance must go with the luxury and well, rules apply because this Bentley has crammed a front engine 6.0L/626-hp/664-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 48-valve W-12, this is incredible so with such incredible interior there must be such incredible performance, and there is as it also does 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds. The Bentley does come with the £200,000 price but that is a great price for a GT as the average GT costs £300,000.
The Bentley Continental GT rear view
I've always wanted the Continentals rear to look like this as I always found that the old GT's rear view was a bit ugly so I did a bit of thinking and I remember just seeing the new rear view and being completely over the moon, because, it's completely how I imagined it. I also rather like the exhausts on the Bentley Continental GT. However it does have it's rivals. Two new big ones...
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
The Superleggera does beat the Bentley in looks but only by a microscopic bit in y opinion but the Performance is a bit better. However, the interior is destroyed when it comes to the Bentley as it has no special features and a quite boring dash and steering wheel.
The McLaren GT
The McLaren GT
Now in what has been released the McLaren Gt is a lot better in performance that the Bentley and the DBS however, the interior is also quite nice but once again not quite as nice as the Bentley's.
To mop up here are some extra photos of the Bentley Continental GT, but I will leave you to it and I will go so until next time and for once more and as always, have a great day!