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Wednesday the 8th of November 2017 saw the official launch of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT. Hosted by the Jack Barclay Bentley Showroom in Mayfair. An opulent event, showcasing the latest GT Continental.

It was exhilerating to know I had the chance to get up close and personal with two of these beautiful machines.

As we were led downstairs, the lights were dimmed and you could make out two car sillouettes, the room was silent as the cover slowly unveiled the two new GT's, both set back to back in the middle of the room - one in blue and one in red, striking.

This car is fitted with a 6 litre, twin turbocharged engine, W12 TSI sporting two doors with four stitched leather sports seats. It can reach 0-60mph in a staggering 3.2 seconds and tops out at 207mph.

The entire car is effortlessly luxurious, and is sleek and stylish - whichever angle you look at it, this car looks amazing, you would be hard pressed to find another car that has such an abundance of the "IT" factor.


No detail has been overlooked in the design and execution of the Continental GT, and it shows in all the little details, as well as the big. The first thing you'll notice, is your in Bentley, reflected by high quality craftsmanship, premium leathers, woods and highly polished metals, no expense has been spared.

For example, the seats have multiple controls for comfort, and at the same time are designed to move up and forward, allowing passengers to get in and out of the back easily. The Infotainment and Navigation systems utilise a massive 12.3inch screen, which - combined with the 650 watt 10 speaker standard sound system - enhances the driver and passengers experience no end.

In the short space of time I had to look at the cars, it was clear to see that once again, Bentley has created something wonderful - a truly elegant automobile that by all accounts drives and handles as well as it looks.

We would like to thank Influence Associates and Jack Barclay for inviting us to the breakfast launch of the brand new Bentley Continental GT, and hope to get behind the wheel in the coming months, to give you our verdict.




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