Beauty by numbers: 2018 Bentley Continental GT Page 2


0: The number of buttons and switches the Continental GT shares with other cars in parent-company Volkswagen Automobile Group’s cars. “Actually, you’ll find that nothing looks familiar in this car. These have all been created from scratch. We spent 18 months designing a new knurl for this car," Day said.

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

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2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

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2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

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0.3: The length in millimeters of each flat diamond knurl on the sides of the dials, chosen to create a different tactile feeling from the last-generation Continental.

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

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10: Bronze rings inset into the dials. This is an homage to WO Bentley, who used bronze bearings in his first cars.

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

2018 Bentley Continental GT, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

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20: Degrees Celsius that engineers set as default for the exterior temperature sensor dial in the optional dial display. That’s the temperature the automaker says most owners set for the interior of their cars. A needle left or right of 20 degrees notifies drivers if it’s colder or hotter outside, respectively.

1 (again): Pieces of leather used to make the dash. A single, unstitched leather hide wraps the dash to keep reflections on the windshield to a minimum. No vents, no speakers, and no airbag seams.

2018 Bentley Continental GT

2018 Bentley Continental GT

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310,000: Stitches in the whole interior of the Continental.

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