2019 Bentley Continental GT: Is This The Most Dynamic Luxury GT On Sale?

Few cars have managed to improve in almost every aspect in such impressive way as latest iteration of the Bentley Continental GT.

The luxury grand tourer was already considered one of the finest long-distance machines available, but the new Continental GT took every single flaw of its predecessor and simply erased it.

Everything but the colossal weight figure, that is, but you don’t buy a leather-wrapped continent crusher to set new lap time records, do you?

Despite the 4,960lbs (2,250kg) weight figure, Bentley’s new Conti GT is faster than ever thanks to its impressive powertrain, a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 with 626hp and 664lb-ft of torque, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The result? A 0-60mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 207mph (333km/h).

The new chassis, which features a longer wheelbase and a wider body, also helps the new Continental GT to escape from the one-dimensional character of the previous generation. The rear-wheel biased all-wheel drive together with the new 48-volt active anti-roll bars and air suspension make the new Conti GT a more rewarding car to drive in the twisties.

Carfection’s Henry Catchpole took the new Bentley Continental GT to some painfully beautiful roads in Scotland in order to examine if the British GT deserves the praise it’s getting since its official reveal. Let’s see what he found out.

 

  • Six_Tymes

    Thankfully its handsome, and has retained its uniqueness.

  • JTL2017

    I honestly never liked the Bentley continental gt. However, this new one is beautiful inside and out.

  • Haywood Jablowme

    A S8 will finish all over its grill.

  • MultiKdizzle

    What a stunning review.

  • erly5

    It’s definitely a looker!

  • ErnieB

    Just absolutely stunning!

  • Big Black Duck

    This is the only car that checks all my boxes…in Dark Green, Dark Blue or Black Please

  • Blade t

    Would love to have the new gt..

  • Bash

    Love it.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    One of the few cars that has been positively improving over time.

  • salamOOn

    there is only on problem with this car, and its the same as with a G class.

    it scream I HAVE MONEY!

  • Ary Wisesa

    Beautiful car inside and out. It will surely pass the test of time in looks category alone. Future classic already. Mercedes AMG S65 Coupe is at roughly the same price bracket with Continental GT, but I don’t see it will retain its value as good as the Bentley.

  • SteersUright

    Soooo much more beautiful than the first one, but still with those stupid looking tail lights, why? Dont always have to copy the older cars. Somewhat ruins the rear design.
    Interior is stunning too.

  • benT

    “Is This The Most Dynamic Luxury GT On Sale?”

    I cannot recall any other marque that matches it.

    Which is what Bentley is about doing, of course.

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