Bentley takes a wider yet more elegant continental leap
Lerato Matebese drives the third-generation Bentley Continental GT through the winding roads of Kitzbühel, Austria
Pictures simply don’t do justice to the new Bentley Continental GT. What is arguably not obvious in images is just how wide yet elegant the vehicle is. Gone are the bulbous lines of its two predecessors and, in their place, is a more elegant and planted silhouette that melds GT proportions with sports car elements, such as the squat, baroque pose that can be seen from most angles. Also, the larger chrome grille further accentuates the wideness of the vehicle, while the crystal glass-inspired headlight innards have a jewel-like look to them. I can go on about the exterior design and other elements, but we will unpack and expand on those in our full review in Business Day Motor News on May 17, so for now let me share my initial impression of the vehicle. The new model, much like its predecessors, is powered by a 6 litre W12 twin-turbo engine that, in this instance, puts out 467kW and 900Nm to all four wheels via a ZF-sourced, dual-clutch, eight-speed automatic gearbox. This is the fir...