What Car? says...
The Bentley Continental GT name may be reminiscent of what driving used to be like, when the idle rich would blast through Europe to the Riviera, but this was actually the British brand's first truly modern car.
When the Continental GT was launched in the early Noughties (shortly after Volkswagen bought the car maker), the performance coupé's technology was cutting edge. Indeed, it was such a hit with buyers that it single-handedly increased Bentley sales five-fold.
Under the bonnet you can have either a 542bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine or a 650bhp 6.0-litre W12. There have been strong rumours that a Continental GT with a plug-in hybrid engine will follow.
So, does the Bentley Continental GT still have what it takes to stand out among the best coupés out there? That's what we'll be exploring over the next few pages of this review, where we'll tell you all about its performance, interior quality, passenger comfort and more.
By the way, Bentley also sells a drop-top version, available with the same V8 and V12 engines. To read all about that, see our Bentley Continental GT Convertible review.
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|RRP price range||£178,820 - £260,120|
|Number of trims (see all)||5|
|Number of engines (see all)||2|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||20.6 - 23.3|
|Available doors options||2|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£13,054 / £19,070|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£26,107 / £38,140|