Offered in both coupe and convertible versions, and with tons of options available, the Continental GT is the ultimate luxury grand touring With a history of only 20 years, the Bentley Continental GT is one of the most successful luxury GTs on the market. Until it came along, Bentley was building its models for wealthy customers in the 50+ age bracket, but, in 2003 it wanted to also attract young successful businessmen. With more than 80,000 copies sold over the years, the Continental GT proved itself to be the perfect recipe for success. With two engines to choose from, both coupe and convertible body styles, plus a more powerful, faster GT Speed trim, and tons of luxury features, the Continental GT is the first choice for many wealthy people out there, and for the right reasons.
The Bentley Continental GT Is A Timeless Classic
The first-generation Continental GT was launched at the 2002 Paris Motor Show and went on sale for the 2003 model year as a replacement for the Continental R and T models. Since then, the car’s design has remained pretty much unchanged, and despite many considering the Bentley Continental as being beyond its prime, it remains one of the most iconic luxury GT cars.
The Continental GT Is An Icon Of Extravagance And Effectiveness
There might be a lot of luxury carmakers out there, but Bentley takes things to an all-new level. Its cars are designed to be extravagant and attract rich people. For example, in the cabin, the leather can be diamond-stitched, with each diamond including 712 stitches, for a total of 310,675 stitches per car. 1.75 miles of thread is used to create this look. Most luxury cars offer heated seats and steering wheel, but in the Continental GT, even the armrests are heated. The model is also equipped with a flip-up rear windscreen that helps keep the temperature down during hot summer days, and each model is equipped with the Bentley Rotating Display. The Bentley Continental GT is also one of the most efficient models in its class, with a fuel economy of 23.9 mpg. On the other hand, BMW M8 and the Maserati GranTurismo offer a fuel economy of 21 mpg, and the Aston Martin DB11, 22 mpg.
Bentley Added A New ‘S’ Trim To The 2023 Continental GT Range
Announced for the first time at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the third-generation Continental GT came with no major updates over the years. But, for the 2023 model year, Bentley decided to update it with a new S trim. It is based on the V-8 version, and while it offers no changes under the hood, it does bring a few changes to the exterior and the interior to offer it a more distinctive feeling. Other than the usual “S” badges, the exterior of the new 2023 Bentley Continental GT S will be distinguished by a gloss black radiator grille, dark-tinted headlights and taillights, and a gloss black rear wing. The same applies to all the exterior elements offered in chrome on the other models, and the 22-inch wheels in Y-shape spoke design. Some minor updates are offered in the cabin, where Bentley went for a two-tone color combination and of course special “S” badges.