Bentley Continental GT Ship A Car Rates
Bentley released a model car to replace the previous Rolls-Royce-based Continental R and T. They selected the Continental GT to accomplish such a task. It is a remarkable grand touring coupe with two doors and a 2+2 seating arrangement. It made a much-anticipated official release in 2003. The Continental GT has a 6 L W12 engine with twin turbochargers, which develops 552 hp (411 kW) at 6100 RPM – not to mention permanent four-wheel drive. Never before in history had a 12-cylinder engine been employed on a Bentley car. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes a meager 4.7 seconds and has a ridiculous top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h). A definite highlight of the vehicle is the all-wheel drive feature. This was the first Bentley to do so, and it also includes a six speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles for instant override. The quality of the parts are guaranteed to be top notch given that the engine and air suspension are manufactured by Bentley, using some components from owner Volkswagen's flagship cars the Phaeton and the Audi A8. In terms of stopping ability, the Continental GT features the largest brake disc on any production car at 405 mm (16 inches) in front. The rear disc measures 335 mm (13 inches). However, for those not so interested in the history or specifications of the car, it did appear in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler. This is not the first time that Bentley has been welcomed in the popular culture world; in fact, other Bentley models have appeared numerously in music videos and in print adds. This has been a wise move by the marketing department in that it has reintroduced the brand as youthful and desirable, as well as, flashy and a symbol of great wealth.