2018 Bentley Continental GT
The new Bentley GT coupe is, in a word, irrepressible. There is nothing else quite like it in this segment in terms of sheer luxury, performance and design.
The craftsmanship of this car knows no boundaries. An endless cascade of jewellery and layers of exquisite detail combine to create the most decorative regal crown of the GT world.
The interior mood lighting can be configured to individual preference with a choice of seven colour settings. The treadplates can also be illuminated in a specific colour with the Bentley logo and wings projected from under the door and onto the street surface when the door is opened.
With a completely new 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine and a step-change in technology the Bentley GT is also a masterclass in automotive design. Performance is rocket-ship fast and smooth with 467 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque at just 1,350 rpm. Think of afterburners strapped to a royal throne and you get the idea.
Uniquely, the bespoke W12 engine uses high-pressure direct fuel injection alongside port injection, alternating between the two forms of fuel flow depending on which is the most efficient for the type of driving required. This extends fuel range and offers exceptional fuel consumption for the class. The W12 also temporarily shuts down six cylinders if full throttle is not required, reducing fuel consumption even further.
Best of British
While the interior is lavish with a ‘Best of British’ old-world luxury feel, new-age comfort touches are plentiful with Apple CarPlay, Google Maps and loads of other features.
Best of both worlds? You bet.