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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best high-end coupé

A good coupé isn’t just about style. The trick if it’s to be among the class leaders is that it must feel on point whether you’re enjoying a great road or enduring a terrible commute...

Best high-end coupé

Bentley Continental GT V8

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

Could there be a more decadent way to get around than a vast two-door car with a six-figure price tag? We seriously doubt it – and if that’s the market you’re shopping in, the Bentley Continental GT is our pick.

It’s luxurious, naturally, with a wood and leather interior that combines a palace drawing room aesthetic with 21st century technology. That includes an infotainment touchscreen you can spec to flip around out of view when not in use so that... well, we don’t know why, but it’s very cool.

Bentley Continental GT dash

You’d better keep your eyes on the road instead of all the trinkets, though, because this car is rapid. The V8 version we favour produces 542bhp for performance beyond anything you could reasonably expect from such an imposing machine. The Aston Martin DB11 is marginally better around corners, but the Continental GT’s combination of pace, pampering and presence simply can’t be matched.

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