The 2007 Bentley Continental GT is a departure for this conservative British vehicle of incredibly rare and luxurious vehicles. It brings to light an entirely new look with some hints that the old Bentleys, uses completely different technology than traditional models and focuses on the younger buyers with a six-figure price tag that’s almost half that of other Bentleys.
A limited-production Diamond Series has been added for 2006. Only 400 will be made in commemoration of 60 years of production at the company’s Crewe, England, facility. The Diamond Series is based on the 2007 model-year Continental GT Mulliner Driving Specification, which differs from the standard Continental GT mainly in interior trim it features diamond-quilted leather on doors and seats, drilled alloy pedals, a leather-and-chrome transmission lever and dark-stained walnut or piano-black wood trim.
When Bentley met to review options for a place to launch the 2006 Continental Flying Spur, it settled on Venice, Italy. You can look at the Flying Spur as a four-door interpretation of Bentley’s Continental GT or as a super-upscale Volkswagen Phaeton, and you’ll be generally correct, but you will have missed the point.
Yes, the Flying Spur is a stretched Continental GT with central pillars, two more doors and acres of rear legroom. And yes, the Flying Spur’s suspension and Quattro all-wheel-drive system like the Continental GT’s share more than a passing relationship to the Phaeton’s chassis, and all three cars are brought to life at the hands of VW’s 6.0-liter W12 engine.
After introducing the Continental GT three years ago it had a very successful run, and hopes to continue this with the newest member of the Continental family, the GTC convertible.
The GTC carries the lines of the GT coupe with the soft-top in place. A single push of a button transforms this new Bentley into the world’s fastest open-top 4-seat automobile. With its 552-horsepower turbocharged W12 engine, the Continental GTC boasts a top speed with the top down of 190 mph, redefining the idea of “wind in your hair.”