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 new Bentley GT, then, is a useful extension of the ethos of the old. It's a good percentage better in most ways, but still sticks very firmly to the mission statement of Continentality: a bruising GT with the pace of a sports car and the luxury and civility of a limousine. The rumour is that Bentley regarded this car as its version of the Porsche 911, its own personal icon, and required an ‘evolution of the revolution'. It sounds a bit boring, but in an economic climate where outrageously shiny and new might well attract the wrong kind of attention, the new GT feels perfectly pitched. Despite the conservatism, it remains the best posh GT in the world.