The current Bentley GT has been around for ages, AGES I tell you, we saw the design way back in 2003, and nobody noticed that in 2011 it was actually another generation and not a facelift that was introduced, they were that similar. But truth be told, at first it looked like a VW group derivative to be honest, but as its design progressed so did its distance increase from the VW group.
Finally, after what feels like ages we get to see the all new Bentley Continental GT, the design approach is evolutionary but this time around its more like a leap and not a step forward, the design has been buttered up and made more slender. As LED and even laser lights are becoming the norm, the front has adopted the light layout of the Mulssane and EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, each circle has an intricate collection of small lights to make it stand apart. A sharp crease cuts the bonnet and grill into two equal halves, a very classic touch no doubt wanting to remind us that Bentley has been around for quite some time, leading at times. You can still see the older generation Continental in the sides of the tourer, the bottom half has a chrome strip that connects to an air intake, that looks like a Bentley “B”, reminiscent of the Winged B hood ornament. The rear is where it most looks like the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, with simple yet elegant oval lights. Inside is where things get even more interesting, from the looks of it this seems like the most advanced Bentley with a large wide 12.3″ touch screen in the middle of the dashboard, a button laden center console and a TFT display for the HUD. The two tone inserts is where buyers will go crazy with the color scheme. As for the mechanical parts a 6.0 liter, W12 TSI engine – that does 300 million software calculations per second – produces 626 bhp and 900 Nm of torque, and accelerates the new Continental GT to 100 in 3.7 seconds, taking it further away from the VW group, marvelous.