The two contenders of this comparison may not strike you as direct rivals, but both target pretty much the same audience: those who want a luxurious and very fast GT to take the pain out of long distance travels and have some fun on B-roads.
The latest Continental GT represents a vast improvement over its predecessor in terms of handling, making this continent-crusher surprisingly playful despite weighing a massive 4,960lbs (2,250kg).
Under the Bentley’s bonnet lives a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 with 626hp and 664lb-ft of torque that’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power still goes to all four wheels, making the Conti GT capable of a 0-60mph (96km/h) in 3.6 seconds and of a 207 mph (333 km/h) top speed.
The DB11 AMR, on the other hand, approaches the whole GT thing more from a supercar perspective, being physically smaller and much lighter than the Bentley. It doesn’t quite match the quality and the interior atmosphere of its rival, but it’s still special enough to do the trick.
Aston’s upgraded twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 produces 630hp and 516lb-ft of torque, sending its power to the rear via an eight-speed automatic transmission. 0-60mph comes in 3.5 seconds while top speed is set at 208mph (334km/h), making the DB11 AMR basically as fast as the Bentley.
We bet no one would be disappointed by any of these two – but, as in any comparison, there can only be one winner. Care to guess who that is?