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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Bentley Continental GT

£140,300£212,500
8/10
Overall verdict
Perhaps the world’s best pure GT, despite losing a little traditional Bentley charm.
 

For: 

Bulletproof, big, smooth and utterly buttery super GT that demands lots of respect

Against: 

Maybe it's now a bit too common...

Overview

What is it?

Bentley’s handsome and affordable (OK, relatively affordable) GT car. Enhanced in 2012 with a new V8 engine option, at last broadening the model line-up. The new 4.0-litre motor was co-developed with Audi but is thoroughly Bentley in its torque delivery, and is not only 10 per cent cheaper up front, but also goes 40 per cent further per gallon of fuel. The W12 remains - in 205mph Speed guise, it’s the fastest Bentley ever. The whole range had a mild facelift a while back – spot the fresh Bentley ‘B’ grilles on the wings, fresh infotainment system and revised bumpers. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
6.0 W12 [700] Supersports 2dr Auto
3.4s 358g/km 18.0 700 £212,500
The cheapest
4.0 V8 2dr Auto
4.6s 246g/km 26.7 507 £140,300
The greenest
4.0 V8 2dr Auto
4.6s 246g/km 26.7 507 £140,300
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