When it was introduced in 2003, the Continental GT served as a renaissance car for Bentley and returned the
legendary British carmaker to a position of cultural and social status it had not enjoyed for more than 70 years.
These days, Bentley is very much alive and well, and the GT continues to be a flagship worthy of the marque.For
2008, Bentley offers the car in three flavors--the Continental GT coupe, Continental GTC convertible, and
Continental GT Speed. All are high-performance machines, and none will disappoint.As expected of a luxury supercar,
the GT, GTC, and GT Speed want for very little. All are powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine, but while
the GT and GTC put out 552 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque (at just 1, 600 rpm), the Speed takes things further
and delivers 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. Performance is stunning; all can travel at three times standard
interstate speeds and each achieves 60 mph in under 5 seconds, with the GT Speed reaching the mark in just 4.3
seconds. All utilize a six-speed automatic transmission, as well as air suspension and an advanced all-wheel drive
system with traction and stability control. The GT and GTC ride on 19-inch wheels, while 20-inch alloys hold the
tires on the Speed.Interiors feature premium leather in one of 17 colors, Burr Walnut veneer, a DVD navigation and
infotainment system, Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, six-disc CD changer, and column-mounted paddle
shifters. The Speed comes with diamond-quilted seating surfaces and doors, with the Bentley emblem embroidered into
the seats. It is also set apart by drilled alloy pedals, a sport gear lever, and a three-spoke sport steering
wheel. The GTC incorporates a premium fabric power top in one of five colors with a glass rear window.