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The Top Gear car review:Bentley Continental GT
For:Bulletproof, big, smooth and utterly buttery super GT that demands lots of respect
Against:Maybe it's now a bit too common...
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.