I have owned 3 Ferrari Spyders 305, 355 & 360, Mercedes 500 SL, Jaguar Supercharged XJR. I have owned my 2008 Bentley GTC Beluga/Beluga with GTC Speed steering wheel and seats. In my first week of ownership I have driven the car 500 miles and must share that I have never experienced the surge of emotion with any other of my cars. The GTC is really not a car. It is a work of art that delivers complete satisfaction whether just admiring the beautiful composition of the design or pressing the V12 to its ultimate power range. Bentley nailed it. Thank you Bentley for delivering on your promise!
Body design, attention to detail in quality of workmanship, deep power thunder of sound when accelerating under 562 hp but quiet at cruising speeds of 120 mph. Sound system is amazing.
My third Bentley GT (2004 GT, 2006 Spur, 2008 GTC) - simply unbelievably competent. Spoils you for any other motorcar. This is an automobile that is as comfortable at 120 MPH as tooling around the neighborhood. Superlative handling, nice exhaust note, power (@ 552 BHP!) Appointments are bar none. Flawless reliability, fit and finish. KILLER sound system and back up camera is well appreciated. Top up or top down it's definitely at the top of my automotive list. Never go back to MB again. Overall ownership experience is superior and I've owned them all. Plus you don't see yourself coming and going all day in one.
Powertrain, effortless handling, reliability, amazing standard for interior appointments/hides/wood, love the back-up camera, and the exterior that is both understated and yet "hip"
iPod integration config with sound system is pre-historic and needs rethink. 535 xi I own has a better interface - Park Distance Control would be more useful if it keyed to a dashboard display as in the BMW. "Onstar" type assistance would be nice - at the price shouldn't they offer it?