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
The best bit is still the interior though - a proper haven. The new car is so quiet that you can hear the rasp of your own breath, the twin-turbo W12 relegated to a burbling mumble somewhere below all the glorious leather. The new interior really is first-class, poised somewhere between a sports car and an incredibly upscale tannery. The big T-shaped dash sprouts from a spine of wood that runs between the seats, each plane polished and matched to perfection. Everything is skinned in a film of leather that smells gorgeous. Even the headlining and sun visors look and feel great. There are a couple of cheaper bits (the vanes in the air vents are plastic behind the front bezel, for instance), but generally it is a truly special place to be.