The Bentley Continental GT has become the poster child of the nouveau riche, with the big British coupes and convertibles finding a home in driveways of NBA players and rap stars all over the country. At the same time, the Continental GT remains a very handsome two-door with plenty of performance and luxury, so it’s easy to see why the car is so desirable amongst old-money types and the newly fortunate.
For 2011 the Continental GT model has been given a facelift, though you’ll need to look twice to notice it. Note, only the Continental GT has been given the update. The 2011 Bentley Continental GTC and Supersports models remain unchanged, for now.
While the styling remains much the same--why would you want to change such a masterpiece?--the drivetrain has been heavily revised.
The 6.0-liter W-12 engine has been tuned for more power, 567 horsepower and 516 pound-foot of torque to be exact, and a Quickshift gearbox that allows double downshifts installed. All-wheel drive...