The Bentley Continental GT is a premium two-door coupe or convertible—both of which offer a range of drivetrains and styles, but all are among the most luxurious cars around. The Continental GT is quick in any weather, with all-wheel drive and plenty of power in any option you choose. It competes with the Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.
Launched in coupe form for the 2005 model year, the Continental has seen increases to power and re-touches to its aesthetics, but little in the way of fundamental mechanical change.
The basics of the $185,000 coupe and $200,000 convertible are shared with the Flying Spur. Though the two-doors have a much shorter wheelbase, they share the engine, transmission, all-wheel-drive system, and other performance pieces with the four-door Spur. At the core: a 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged twelve-cylinder engine in which the cylinders are arranged not in a V shape, but as a W. This spares some room under the hood, and produces power just as copiously and as smoothly as a conventional V-12.