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2003 Bentley Continental GT

Submitted by on December 13, 2013 – 12:49 amNo Comment

2003 Bentley Continental GTFeaturing a 6-litre, W12, twin-turbocharged, engine driving all four wheels through a paddle-operated, six speed sequential automatic gearbox, the Bentley Continental GT offers supercar performance combined with the interior space, versatility and ease of ownership to make it a natural everyday car. In this respect as well as many others, Bentley believes the Continental GT to be unique.

The Bentley Continental GT was designed and engineered by Bentley at Crewe and will be manufactured there in all-new facilities that combine state of the art technologies with the unique hand finishing and attention to detail that has been the hallmark of all cars to wear the winged ‘B’. It goes on sale this autumn and will bring the prospect of Bentley ownership to a wider audience of discerning enthusiasts than ever before.

And while the Continental GT is a Bentley from bumper to bumper, the role of the company’s Volkswagen AG parent has been critical to the process: it was only the £500 million vote of confidence placed in the marque by the VW Group that brought the 20-year old dream to reality.

The styling story of the Bentley Continental GT dates back to August 1999 when Dirk van Braeckel started on a design for an all-new Bentley coupé. By Christmas, it had been approved for production.

The key to honouring Bentley’s design past without creating an inappropriately ‘retro’ car was to understand the design philosophy of the marque and use it in an entirely contemporary context. The philosophy for the Bentley Continental GT can be quantified as follows: the car must have a short front overhang and a dominant bonnet. The pillar less cabin itself needs to be sleek and compact while the rear haunches should be taut and pronounced.

Finally there is the car’s ‘jewellery’. It was decided that brightwork should be minimised while the headlamps assume a dominant role in the styling signature to draw attention to the most distinctive Bentley feature of all: the matrix radiator grille. A rear spoiler that retracts into the boot lid at low speeds provides essential aerodynamic stability without spoiling the car’s lines.

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