Bentley’s original Continental GT coupe was a game-changer upon its debut, at least for the brand. Powerful, sleek and sporty, the sexy beast more or less saved Bentley from extinction. Now the stunning two-door is back and looking as brilliant as ever, right in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show no less. Naturally, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT won’t be available to consumers for some time, but that hasn’t stopped the luxury automaker from whetting our collective appetites.
Think of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT as retaining the agile vibe of the original, but with more athletic fortitude and curvaceous flair. The use of “Super Formed” micro-thin aluminium panels brings a new tier of lightweight sharpness and tightness to the exterior. Opulent headlights modeled after crystal glasses glisten like diamonds when exposed to light. On the performance front, Bentley paired a new and improved 6.0 litre 626 hp W12 engine with dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission and Dynamic Ride System technology. The result is maximum control and efficiency and high speeds of up to 207 mph.
The 2019 Bentley Continental GT is as properly luxurious on the inside as it is on the out. Fully adjustable seats made of quilted leather contain a “diamond in diamond” embroidered pattern. And if you don’t see a display screen at the front, don’t fret. When you push the ignition button, the wooden dash cleverly rotates to reveal an impeccable 12.3 inch screen.
Since the kind of men who can afford a Continental GT usually have specific taste, Bentley allows owners to customise. You can choose from among 17 standard colours, 15 types of carpet, 8 different veneers and 15 interior leather hides. Suffice to say, whichever version you land on, you’ll be riding in top-shelf Grand Touring style.