One of the surprises that you get from the Bentley GT Continental is this, it comes with just one powertrain. The powertrain is a twin-turbocharged W-12 which makes a whooping 626 horsepower.
It also drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 12.3-inch infotainment display is the predominant occupant of the dashboard.
It can be made to rotate out from its hidden place behind three small analog gauges that display the exterior air temperature, the time, and a compass. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is a digital gauge display that allows the driver to control most of the Continental GT’s functions using controls on the steering wheel.
In addition, Bentley offers optional driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, a night-vision system, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection—items. Well going by the pitch high starting price estimated to start at $225,000, it would be expected that these features are standard. We will be content with the fact that they aren’t.
Standard specification includes full Matrix LED lights, WiFi, a 650 watt stereo and 21-inch wheels. Powerful 48v electrics borrowed from the Bentayga are used to manage the suspension, actuators on front and rear anti-roll bars combating body roll.
The set 40:60 power split is now fully variable, actually sending 100 per cent of torque to the rear wheels as often as possible to the benefit of fuel efficiency and emissions. That this is a specially crafted car for maximum enjoyment is very evident from the kind of thought that has been given to the outlook of this car.
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