Merc SLS roadster vs Bentley GTC vs Aston Virage Volante
West Scotland is icy, dark and dangerous this time of year. The perfect place to head with £500k of lairy supercabrio metal...
Posted: 10 Feb 2012
The Conti GTC is less uncouth. After the carbon-fibre anger of the SLS, climbing into the Bentley is like slipping into a warm, soapy bath: in the case of our test car, a bath trimmed with several walnut trees and upholstered in leather the colour of toothpaste spit. Few cars isolate you as far from the nasty world of road noise and other people, or suck up miles so effortlessly that the possibility of a daily Dumfries-to-London begins to crystallise in your mind as a sensible idea. Bentley says it aimed for coupe refinement with the GTC, but in truth most coupes could only dream of offering such seclusion. Roof up, it's easy to forget the GTC is a soft-top at all, the hood's dozens of fabric layers deadening every sound from outside.