Review: Third Generation Bentley Continental GT
Bentley’s much–anticipated launch of their third generation Continental GT has moved a step closer, with the luxury carmakers now taking pre-orders ahead of its 2019 release.
With over 70,000 units sold since its original launch back in 2003, few would argue that the Bentley Continental GT has been a roaring success. If recent reviews are to be believed, the 2019 edition will be equally as popular.
Given the popularity and sheer beauty of earlier editions it will come as no surprise that Bentley have made very few changes to the latest Grand Tourer. The new edition will however have a slightly sportier look to it. It is wider and longer than its predecessor but weighs almost exactly the same. One divisive point on the third generation GT are the re-designed taillights. The new lights are a lot narrower than on previous models giving the new Continental GT a slight Aston Martin-like feel to the rear.
Once you move inside the car there is no mistaking it’s a Bentley. The exquisite combination of wood, metal and leather make for an interior that few, if any car makers can so much as dream of matching.
Under the bonnet
Bentley has retained the 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine, but expect to see a V8 and hybrid-engine model before too long. With an eye-watering top speed of 207mph, the new Bentley can reach 0-60mph in just 3.6 seconds.
The start price for the third generation Bentley Continental GT is £159,100 but, those lucky enough to be able to afford Bentley’s latest release, will have to wait until 2019 for the pleasure of getting behind the wheel.