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
More obvious changes are thanks to new head- and tail-lights. The front set retain the traditional Bentley four-lamp arrangement, but this time swept slightly back and littered with LEDs. The rear lamps now creep gently around to the sides of the car, each lens comprised of a couple of big ovals that act as brake and running lights.
The rear end is what Bentley calls a ‘double-horseshoe', where the bootlid is framed by the extremities of the rear wings - again, a similar treatment to the bigger Mulsanne. The surfacing is definitely a fabulous feature. Every time you look through the door mirrors, you see that big swoosh that starts a foot in front of the rear wheel heave itself backwards - either a none-too-subtle hint as to the enormous power at your disposal, or really chunky thighs. Your call.