2013 Bentley Continental GT V-8: What to Drive if You’re Rich and Single

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2013 Bentley Continental GT What to Drive if You’re and Single

Fantasy is fun, and I regularly, especially being an journalist. This week [. ]

Fantasy is fun, and I indulge especially being an automotive This week fantasy many others that I publish here) involved the money-is-no-object first date A Ferrari would be fun, a tad obnoxious for a first date. A would bring all the spoils, but are we to a formal here? Hope

A Bentley Continental GT? Now we’re

I recently got a chance to sample newest Continental GT coupe equipped with its splendid new V8, and found myself thinking if a guy came and picked me up in one of these, it be Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong and it would be hard to tell the difference.


First, the Continental’s two-door, four-chair package is as car as any bachelor really needs, if he has more money than Gates. It’s got presence, but not too with a seductive design starts with a broad, I say phallic front end sweeping pontoon-style fenders. My personal element is the pillar-less window that creates one unbroken when all windows are lowered.

The cabin is decidedly intimate for the driver and his chosen passenger, somewhat smaller seats to seat two friends behind Its low roof and slim windows are all the for a discreet after-dinner make out there is nowhere near room to get it on in back. Remember, is a date car, not a hotel invite him inside for further if you have any class.

The Exact of Pretentious

It should go without saying Bentleys are authentic, or put another what you see if what you get. looks like engine-turned is engine-turned aluminum. What like leather, is exactly (and of the very softest

And if it looks like hand-rubbed well, don’t get me started on the wood. Suffice it to say, if is an admirable trait in a man, the GT is very flattering indeed.

A Bit Eccentric

Bentley Continental GT

Hand-built by career and women in Crewe, England, Bentley is has a human-ness that is to describe, but easy to feel. For the minute variations in the stitching on the wheel and dashboard, as well as the in the leather here and there that a person, not a machine, the hard work here. It is

If there are any flies in the ointment, the would be the infotainment/navigation system, its dated-feeling, sometimes confusing and delayed responses. Hopefully my bachelor will be more in the operation of these controls I was able to become in my short days with it. Also, for I would like to see a radar control, and the availability of a sunroof.

There is a convertible version, I but it’s not quite as pretty.

A When Turned On

As lovely as it is to the Continental GT V-8 is even more once you turn it on. Bentley’s new V-8 has deep reserves of turbocharged and sounds absolutely intoxicating. Its acceleration is made possible to an eight-speed transmission and all-wheel

How fast is it? From a stop, 60 mph by in about 4.5 seconds, and if there’s space and a flat, straight ahead, 185 mph is theoretically possible, a wise bachelor won’t you that on a first date, first kisses aren’t behind bars.

Still Made of Unobtanium

The GT V-8’s $178,425 base makes it the cheapest car Bentley but, uh, it is certainly no bargain. And the dream first date been discussing here is to remain exactly that—a pretty much everyone this (myself included). But me, any actual eligible bachelor enough to drive one of these may not be for long.

Bentley Continental GT
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