2005 bentley continental gt 0-60




2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

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  • Apr 29, Bentley tweaked the engine of the redesigned Continental GT for the Just like the Continental GTs Motor Trend tested on two separate from mph was consistent with the models, at seconds.

    I was well clear of the cockpit, but the valet at the Beverly Hills Hotel just stood there, smiling.

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    by Alex Damian, on November 28, , This sports coupé is a Bentley Continental GT. Year: Make: Bentley. Model: time: sec.

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    Few cars have recently fueled as much pretest anticipation around MT headquarters as this big and beautiful coupe. Bentley Continental Car Reviews. No doubt Julia Roberts's car sat banished away somewhere behind a palm tree. Engine noises are muted by the two turbos, and those W sounds that do permeate the cockpit are more "whooshy" than "screamy. The Bentley is refined, oh yes, but we couldn't help but feel a bit let down.

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    I was well clear of the cockpit, but the valet at the Beverly Hills Hotel just stood there, smiling. I cleared my throat. We'll keep the car right up front here for you. No doubt Julia Roberts's car sat banished away somewhere behind a palm tree.

    The attentiveness wasn't surprising, though: Few cars have recently fueled as much pretest anticipation around MT headquarters as this big and beautiful coupe. Ever since we first saw the Continental GT at the Paris Motor Show, our collective mouths have watered at the prospect of a drive. Friends have called, begging, "Whenever you get that Bentley , just let me come over and sit near it.

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    Now we've had a drive on home turf. We've given rides to friends and friends of friends' neighbors. And we have test numbers. By now most of you are keenly aware of the Continental GT's particulars. Briefly, underneath its fetching flanks amazingly, Belgian chief designer Dirk van Braeckel created the styling concept in just four months it owes a lot to the VW Phaeton Bentley is now a part of the Volkswagen Group.

    The engine is a twin-turbo version of the German sedan's valve W; in the Continental GT, it produces a mighty horsepower at rpm and pound-feet of torque at just Transmission is a six-speed automatic with semi-manual mode and paddle shifters behind the wheel. All-wheel drive is standard. And, as in the VW, the chassis consists of air springs with multiple links and vented disc brakes with ABS at each corner. To the much-anticipated question, "Is it fast? For reference, the GT can even outgun a Porsche Top speed, which we were unable to verify not having a handy autobahn , is said to be close to mph--and we have no reason to doubt that claim.

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    The Continental GT doesn't feel anywhere near as quick as it is. Acceleration is completely undramatic, even unexciting. Engine noises are muted by the two turbos, and those W sounds that do permeate the cockpit are more "whooshy" than "screamy. The Bentley is refined, oh yes, but we couldn't help but feel a bit let down.

    For all of the car's undeniable swiftness, the overall effect is almost too isolated, a bit soulless. You could be in the stateroom of an extremely fast ocean liner. Much of the car's quiet owes to its massive construction. Curb weight is pounds, more than pounds heavier than, say, a Cadillac STS sedan.

    The car's stoutness has its benefits--doors clump shut, vibrations and road intrusions are almost nonexistent--but handling responsiveness suffers. Even with its wide, inch Pirelli P Zeros, the Continental GT corners with liberal understeer and changes direction with regal deliberateness, not quick reflexes. One could argue, though, that a Hedonists will be ga-ga once they slip into the sensuously styled cabin. Fit and finish are spectacular, with gleaming brightwork, veneers so lustrous they seem to have come from liquid trees, and leather rich enough to make the people at Prada pout.

    2005 bentley continental gt 0-60

    It's a surprisingly intimate space, however, with some major sight blockages to the rear quarters and severely limited rear-seat room if the front buckets are occupied by six-footers. Maybe it's not the electrifying supercar we'd hoped for, but its subtlety, refinement, and punch make it the perfect L.

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