2010 TG Awards: GT of the Year
The new Bentley Continental GT: not a revolutionary car, but still an absolutely class act
Posted: 07 Jan 2011
We howl to a stop in a chatter of ABS and mechanical straining some 20 metres before the camel, quite a distance before I thought we would. Even without the optional carbon-ceramic brakes, the GT can still shed speed when it needs to. The camel hasn't moved a muscle and bats six-inch-long eyelashes in what I imagine to be disdain. After all, if you live in a Middle Eastern desert and chew greenery with the same shape and consistency of knitting needles day after 45-degree day, it's unlikely that heavy braking is really that impressive. It burps up a grassy wad, casts the Bentley a withering glance and begins to chew as it walks away, its gait carrying way too much knee in an expanse of leg.