Bentley Continental GT News

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed

    Bentley’s new 2013 Continental GT Speed, which made its U.S. debut recently at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will hit showrooms this October where it will be priced from $220,725. This price is inclusive of a $2,725 destination charge and a $3,000 gas-guzzler tax, and while the car in its basic spec comes generously equipped, there are plenty of worthy options to add. These include $13,600 carbon ceramic brakes, a $7,155 Naim audio system with 11 speakers, and hand-threaded top-stitching on the seats, which will set you back $3,540. If these upgrades still seem too...

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    2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Makes North American Debut At Pebble Beach

    Luxury automaker Bentley has chosen the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the North American debut of its fastest-ever production model, the 2013 Continental GT Speed. With an output of 625 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbo W-12 engine, the Continental GT...

  • Bentley's Continental GT Speed at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Bentley's Continental GT Speed Climbs The Hill At Goodwood

    Bentley chose to use this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed to unveil its fastest-ever production model, the new Continental GT Speed. Powered by a twin-turbo W-12 engine rated at 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, the all-wheel-drive coupe can sprint to a top speed of 205 mph...

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    New Bentley Model Coming To Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    While the slightly horrendous EXP 9 F SUV concept will make its U.K. debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, it will likely be overshadowed by a new model "combining stunning performance with exquisite luxury in the Bentley tradition." The new car, perhaps the latest iteration of the GT...

  • Imperium ‘Audentia’ Bentley Continental GTC
    Imperium Toughens Up The Bentley Continental GTC

    Imagine buying a brand new Bentley Continental GTC only to discover that the person down the road has one as well, and in the exact same color as yours. If you’re fortunate enough to be ‘suffering’ from this or a similar dilemma, there are a handful of specialist companies around...

  • Bentley at Goodwood March 2012
    Bentley Continental GT V8 Practices For Goodwood Hillclimb

    Draft day is nice, but if you're a rookie pitcher, what you're really excited for is getting out under the lights of Yankee Stadium and testing your mettle against the world's best. Now if you're a high performance British automobile, what you're looking forward to is grinding it out in front of...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT

    Whenever I land in a strange place for one of these first drives of a new car, the first task at hand is to keep moving. Get off the plane, off the shuttle, and get out of the hotel room before jet lag lures me for "a short nap" and proceeds to take the rest of the day--the rest of the trip--hostage. I use my luggage as a human shield, dodging in quickly and walking right back out for at least an hour, to try to get some context, and some sunshine, because body clocks work better when they're on local time. When last I tried this, in stunning Croatia, where last we left Bentley's GTC in the...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental V8 GT flies over Munich
    Bentley Continental GT V8 Flies Over Munich: Video

    In a daring stunt for the promotion of its new V-8 powered Continental lineup, Bentley has flown one its latest 2013 Continental GT V8 coupes over the city of Munich. Anyone struggling through the city's rush hour last week would have seen the bright red Bentley suspended beneath a helicopter...

  • Bentley Continental Supersports sets ice speed record
    Bentley Offers Up Continental Supersports Frozen Lake Tours

    We already know the Bentley Continental Supersports is capable of reaching speeds of up to 205.48 mph--on ice--but now you no longer have to take Bentley’s word for it as the automaker is offering its customers the opportunity to find out for themselves. Whether you have a passion for speed...

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    2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    Joining the Continental GT V8 in Bentley’s lineup this year, but not on the floor at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, is the new Continental GTC V8 luxury convertible, which like its hard-top sibling has also been fitted with a powerful and relatively frugal V-8 option for the 2013 model year...

  • Bret Michaels' cars hit the block in Scottsdale.  Image: Barrett-Jackson
    Bret Michaels' Cars Up For Grabs At Scottsdale Auction

    Barrett-Jackson calls Bret Michaels a “rock star, entrepreneur, philanthropist & survivor,” but he’s also a bona fide car guy. Last year, Michaels’ 1969 Chevy Camaro SS sold for a respectable $220,000 at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction, so Michaels is bringing...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
    2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    The covers have come off Bentley’s new V-8 powered Continental GT ahead of the luxurious two-door’s world debut scheduled for next month’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show. As we’ve known for some time the big Bentley coupe and its GTC convertible sibling are to receive a new V-8...

  • 2011 Bentley Continental GT

    Bentley calls this video “The New Sound of Bentley,” a soundtrack it refers to as “stirring” and “thunderous.” We’re betting it’s the sound of the turbocharged V-8 variant of the Bentley Continental, set to make its appearance at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The 4.0-liter V-8 will be shared with Audi, and will be used to supplement the 6.0-liter W-12 that Bentley uses throughout the Continental range. Both power and fuel economy of the force-fed V-8 remain to be seen, but you can expect enough horsepower to get a two-and-a-half ton Bentley...

  • The Breitling Bentley Ice Speed Record commemorative watch
    Breitling Commemorates Bentley's Ice Speed Record

    There are two ways you can look at the new Breitling for Bentley Ice Speed Record watch: it’s either the most expensive watch you’ll ever buy (but it comes with a free Bentley Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ Convertible), or it’s likely the only chance you’ll ever...

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    Bentley Auctions Off Continental GTC For Children In Need

    Bentley has auctioned off a brand new 2012 Continental GTC for charity, helping to raise more than £240,000 (approximately $377,000) in the process. The car was auctioned off at a star-studded event at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, England, an event that saw singer Kelly Rowland and British...

  • 2012 Bentley Continental GTC
    Bentley Goes Back To The Drawing Board For The Continental GTC

    Designing a convertible poses challenges to any manufacturer, since lopping off the roof creates structural issues not present in coupes or sedans. If you’re uber-luxury car maker Bentley, whose customers expect a certain level of refinement, those challenges are only amplified. Bentley...

  • Unique 'Passion Pink' 2012 Bentley Continental GT
    Passion Pink Bentley GT On Sale For Susan G. Komen Benefit

    Pink isn't the first color you think of on a Bentley unless you're Paris Hilton or--preferably--the Susan G. Komen foundation. This "Passion Pink" example, commissioned by Symbolic Motor Car Company directly from Bentley, is a completely unique 2012 Continental GT model, and it will be on sale at...

  • Imperium Bentley Continental GT Audentia
    Imperium Back With Another Brutish Bentley Continental GT

    In case you’ve never heard of Imperium, the company is a bespoke vehicle modifier based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and offers its clients the unique opportunity to create and build tailor made vehicles. Previously, we saw Imperium unveil a one-off Bentley Continental GT for a UK businessman but...

  • 2012 Bentley Continental GTC

    The 2012 Bentley Continental GTC has just had its first round of press drives, but already word of yet another Continental variant is making the rounds. This time, it's a lighter, more powerful GT2 variant. Weighing in at 440 pounds lighter than the standard Continental GT, according to AutoExpress, the GT2 will crank out at least 650 horsepower, though Bentley hasn't yet revealed whether that power will come from a twin-turbo V-8 or the more familiar W-12. Either way, it'll be one very fast land yacht. Considering the GTC gets to 60 mph in a claimed 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 195 mph...

  • 2012 Bentley Continental GTC. Photo copyright Marty Padgett 2011.
    2012 Bentley Continental GTC Hits The Road: Video

    We first saw the new 2012 Bentley Continental GTC at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show last month, and since then we’ve already had a chance to drive the car in Croatia. However, here’s an opportunity for you to view the stunning drop-top as it would appear wafting by on a road near you...

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    2012 Bentley Continental GTC: First Drive

    Croatia doesn't sound like anything familiar to Americans, but Europeans have been calling it the "new Tuscany" since they turned their timeshare-building, economy-hyperinflating attentions away from the last "new Tuscany" in southern Spain. We're still puzzled about what was wrong with the old...

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    Want To Dress Like Bentley's Boss? Try Some Hugo Boss

    When walking into a Bentley showroom, it likely helps to be well-dressed, looking like you can afford a car that costs more than many homes, even if you can't. One way to do so is to dress like the company's chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Duerheimer. Favoring suits by Pal Zileri and Hugo Boss, and...

  • 2012 Bentley Continental GTC live photos
    2012 Bentley Continental GTC Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Six liters of W-12 goodness. Five-hundred sixty-seven horsepower. A convertible top. Classic style through a modern lens. The 2012 Bentley Continental GTC. When the 2012 Continental GTC first showed its face to the web in August, it revealed the characteristically fine craftwork and attention to...

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    Bentley To Go Plug-In Hybrid, Still Talking Diesels: Report

    When you heard that Bentley was considering adding hybrid powertrains to its line, you might have been left thinking: small electric motor adding a couple mpgs to a callous, CO2-spitting W-12 or V-8 engine. Maybe they'll actually break 20 mpg highway. Maybe. Turns out, though, Bentley is planning...

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