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
After a bit, it becomes a game to spot the other changes, because there are quite a few amendments that you don't see straight away. The front grille is more upright, and the matrix of the front-end apertures is supersized and extra-chromed, giving the front of the GT the appearance of an extremely aggressive industrial cheese-grater.
And although it still looks like an incredibly aerodynamic brick, the new GT also has a lower coefficient of drag than the old car (down to 0.33Cd), as well as a flatter underbody and a wider track. The change, wider by 41mm at the front and 48mm at the back, is obviously for handling stability purposes, but it also makes the car look very wide and low - no bad thing. There is also the option of new 21-inch wheels (standard are already quite huge 20-inchers), available in a variety of finishes including a chrome, which, I am ashamed to admit, I very much liked. Sorry.