Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the 2015 Conti. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Continental car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive content.

Background
The Continental GT is the first of the new-era Bentleys developed under Volkswagen and the model that sent the Crewe brand stratospheric. Also available as a GTC convertible or Flying Spur four-door, the Conti is a two-door grand tourer with W12 or new V8 power. For more information on the Bentley Continental GT, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This car is something of a modern-day icon, having singlehandedly transformed Bentley from a low-volume maker of rebadged Rollers into a thriving outpost of the Volkswagen empire. The Continental cleverly pinpointed a niche between the top-end Mercs and the lower-rung Italian exotics - and filled it with a slickly styled and engineered range of coupes, cabrios and saloons. It's typical of the VW group that they've filled very which market segment now, with a choice of V8 and W12 petrol engines and all manner of bodystyles with coachbuilt personalisation on tap to convert a humdrum car into something very bespoke. Despite some footballer pretensions, the Conti is a very special car to drive. Climb into the stunning cabins and you're immediately struck by the sheer quality of the thing; those organ air-stop vent controls are legendary. Fire it up and all models drive with a smooth, gelatinous syrupy performance that only exceptionally powerful cars can muster. A modern classic.

The one we'd buy
GT V8

The one we'd avoid like the plague
Flying Spur W12

Rivals to consider
Aston Martin Rapide, Aston Martin DB9, Porsche Panamera

For
Beautiful craftsmanship, cracking V8 and W12 engines, vast model choice

Against
Heavy-footed and just a little bit footballery

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