What to expect with the latest Bentley Continental GT?
Bentley is one of the most curated brands of luxury vehicles that have ever existed. The brand is lined up against the most well-known equivalents that shape the world of high-end cars. Everybody knows this isn't the typical car you can drive around without the slightest intention of showing it off. Regardless of the year, it was made, the automaker branded their vehicle as something to look up to when it comes to the remakes and model updates.
They never fail to keep both the media and their brand enthusiasts burning with curiosity whenever they update us with things to look out for. It definitely isn't one of the most affordable auto manufacturers out there but that is just where the prestige is. For some, the Bentley autos are something you save up for; why? This is because a lot of people see this manufacturer's product as a worthy investment. In addition to their collection of cars that are already covered by many, the newest successor to the Bentley Continental GT was born.
It's typically hard for any auto designer to recreate a model that will follow an already successful makeup. However, the auto designers from Bentley made the contemporary Continental GT possible. By mixing the modern designs that make this generation with the qualities and physical features of the original Continental GT line up, they manage to recreate their newest release. They wanted to pursue the original design and stick with the heritage of the Continental GT but they also figured that their design needs to be competitive enough when it comes to tech; since it's all the range these days. They figured prospective customers are more likely to go for their vehicle if they use the latest in-car technology.
The auto designers from Bentley made the contemporary Continental GT possible
The third generation of the Continental GT keeps most of the original features to preserve the previous generations and its older design. The idea was that the makeup would be effective if they apply the "less is more" concept.
The current design is like a refurbished version mainly due to the designer's purpose of preserving the previous generations. However, there are still noticeable changes in the design that make the third series Continental GT a car that requires only itself to impress. From the exterior, one can instantly notice that it retains its two-door design. The vehicle delivers an overall vibe that can only be described as sleek and definitely in style. Here are the differences that set the third generation of the Continental GT apart from its previous versions.
The design has less rear lights to the eye. They are now smaller yet still define the sharp design it was originally crafted to deliver. The panel that extends all the way to the car's rear is also prominently stronger and more attractive to the eye. The headlight's intention looks as if to give the elemental presence of diamonds as it's made with multiple LEDs. It's no doubt that the surface inside the highlights aims purely to mimic illuminated diamonds.
The headlight's intention looks as if to give the elemental presence of diamonds as it's made with multiple LEDs
This other detail may not be as noticeable compared to the aforementioned. However, if the current model were to stand side by side with its older brothers, one would notice that it the roofline is actually a tad lower when compared.
The latest release looks like it has also gone on a diet as the makers chopped off a dramatic weight of 176 lbs. off the third update. How? Apparently, they've resulted in using materials that were light-weight to get the muscular modern exterior without putting too much of the actual "muscle weight".
The manufacturers also wanted to make their model instill the presence of aerospace; so they did in the production. The process was referred to as "super-forming" where aluminum was used but it was heated to almost 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. It was used in combination with air pressure so the new linear and figurative designs would be molded. These make up the vehicle's fenders and side panels. In an interview with Bentley's engineering chief, Mr. Rolf Frech he exclaims that it was indeed a luxury they chose to spend on. They were also tolerant of the painstaking process that they allotted so much time for, hence the pride of the company in each Bentley vehicle they produce.
In an interview with Bentley's engineering chief, Mr. Rolf Frech he exclaims that it was indeed a luxury they chose to spend on
It's impressive and is definitely worth looking out for, but that is just the exterior. The inside of the third-gen Continental GT is something that most people can only witness in either crazy millionaire movies or those that feature super spy tech. If that description didn't get you curious or tempted enough, here are the other goodies are hidden away inside the vehicle.
The inside of the third-gen Continental GT is something that most people can only witness in either crazy millionaire movies
A 12.3-inch sizeable screen that is hidden away behind the dashboard rotates to meet the driver when he presses the engine's start button. This is one of the features that make fans ecstatic about the latest Continental GT. If you think that that's all there is then this might surprise you. A three-sided panel rotates when prompted to give way to cute-sized analog gauges comprised of a thermometer, an expensive-looking clock as well as a helpful compass.
Did we mention there is also another built-in screen that sits behind the steering wheel? Yup, it displays information that concerns your car's audio as well as navigation settings. The adjustable seats are also leather with selective functions namely; cooling, heating and a massage option. They are no doubt tailored to fit the tech-enriched interior.
A 12.3-inch sizeable screen that is hidden away behind the dashboard rotates to meet the driver when he presses the engine's start button
With all those snazzy features, surely you can't expect the engine to be any less than the best. The Continental GT is equipped with a 6-liter engine with a distinctive W12 in the name. The W indicates that the engine is shorter than a V12 by 24 percent. This takes the weight distribution aspect to a whole new level as it also permits 626 of horsepower. This, combined with the car's eight-speed transmission allows it to go from zero to sixty miles per hour in only a matter of 3.6 seconds.