2005 Bentley Continental GT Consumer Review: Muscular torso in a Savile Row
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2005 Bentley Continental GT - Consumer Review

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Muscular torso in a Savile Row suit
By Overlord on

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2005 Bentley Continental GT 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 6A)

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I bought this car for the interior and it doesn't disappoint - except perhaps the plastic display surround. The leather and wood is heavenly and reminds you of the English craftsmanship clothing the largely German dynamics. The latter is reassuring, since I have had an unpleasant ownership experience with an old school Brit supercar, the Aston Virage. The car is undeniably heavy, but the 4wd deals well with the power, and good drivers can push it further than you might suppose. However, dynamically it would be outpaced through the bends by some of my other cars - Ferrari 550, 911 Turbo, Noble (small volume English rocket!) Still, for elegant trundling, it beats any Merc, BMW or Audi.

Favorite Features

Keyless entry. Diamond quilted leather. Wood veneer (for pity's sake, don't specify piano black!) Paddle shifts. Electronic parking brake. Variable suspension stiffness & sports gear setting. Quality of finish. The way it can crush continental distances in its fist. Imperious aura.

Suggested Improvements

Bigger fuel tank! Nicer central display (surround and images). If you're bothered about the exhaust note, you're travelling at American speeds - just depress the right pedal further! The Diamond Limited Edition features (improved suspension and st. rack from the Spur) it should be available at minimal cost for GTs!
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