Used Bentley Continental GT 2003 - 2011 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2011 review
Bentley Continental GT (03 - 11)
  • Bentley Continental GT (03 - 11)
  • Bentley Continental GT (03 - 11)
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What's the used Bentley Continental GT coupe like?

The Bentley Continental GT was the first model to come out under Volkswagen ownership, but any worries that the new Bentley would be little more than a rebadged Audi were immediately dispelled.

It's a big, very fast and hugely desirable coupe that uses VW's unusual W12 engine. It makes a distinctive, but attractive, noise and provides phenomenal acceleration and a 200mph+ top speed.

Standard four-wheel drive harnesses the power and gives the GT sure-footed handling. For a car of this size and weight, it feels surprisingly nimble on country roads.

The air suspension has four different settings, and the GT gives a relaxed and comfortable ride most of the time, although the firmest suspension setting can let the occasional bump filter through.

The interior is as opulent as you'd expect of Bentley, although the rear seats are tight on space.