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Bentley Continental GT

The Bentley seems to be considerably more popular than the Rolls Royce around here, while I see the former with some regularity, I can only think of seeing one Rolls when I was wandering through Uddingston, and that was some time ago.

Last one was a Speed variant, this time it’s just a standard GT, but despite being a 2011 model, this white option looks as if it just came out of the showroom. Much better than the one I also referred to last time, which was so neglected it was showing rust on the external metalwork, and the inside looked like a rubbish tip (still regret not having camera handy that day).

Performance is really marginally less than the Speed, and no doubt deliberately engineered to keep it below the 200 mph benchmark (these are current figs, and may not be true for the 2011 range):

Max power: 590 PS / 582  bhp / 434 kW @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:720 Nm / 531 lb.ft @ 1,800 rpm
Engine capacity@ 5,998 cc and from a twin-turbo W12
Acceleration:0 – 60 mph 4.3 seconds, 0 – 100 km/h 4.5 seconds
Max speed:198 mph / 319 km/h
And always worth remembering this is with a kerb weight of 2,320 kg / 5,115 lb – which will be higher once loaded with essentials. Bentley give the gross weight as 2,750 kg / 6,063 lb.
Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

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January 27, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian, photography, Transport | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Of course, Bentley was ALWAYS the ‘sportier’ of the two marques, going right back to the start of the 20th Century!

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    Comment by Stormwells55 | January 28, 2017


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