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The Continental GT, a high-end two-door coupe, was the first model to be announced as an all-brand new since Bentley became a member of the VW Group. In other words, it is the flag bearer of the brand revival. In fact, since its debut in 2003, it has gained popularity as a basic model that determines the brand's image.
As a result of using the VW Group's large platform (Audi A8, etc.), the original 12 cylinder coupe model was priced below 20 million yen (sales price in Japan at that time). Bentley's "reasonable price" pricing, which was contrary to conventional wisdom, became a hot topic. The combination of styling that exquisitely arouses the desire of the affluent to purchase, the high performance of German quality, and a relatively reasonable price made it very popular.
Following the Coupe were the 4 seater GTC open models launched in 2006. The electric soft top gives you elegance that you can't get with a retractable hard top. The powertrain has the same 6 liter W12 twin turbo + 6AT + 4WD as the Coupe, and boasts a maximum output of 560 horsepower and a maximum speed of 312 km/h. The three-layer soft top can be opened and closed with a single touch in about 25 seconds, and can be operated while driving at speeds of 30 km/h or less.
The quality of the interior, represented by the unique and luxurious dashboards of the W-wing design, was also an attraction of the original Continental GT. The convertible GTC will make your luxurious interior more appealing.
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This car with an exquisite color called "Cypress" has a short mileage of only about 22,000km, and the atmosphere of the time of the new car is well preserved. The hood is black and the interior is beige tone, so it's very fashionable. The wheel was originally plated, but the current owner repainted it in silver, which has a calm atmosphere. In terms of “like a luxury car in the UK”, the current coordination has a better atmosphere.
Although it has been more than 12 years since its debut, there is no impression that it has become old because it is an unusual model. Combined with the unusual body color, it can be said that it is still one that still works as a promenade car. I think that it is a cool model only by taking full advantage of it on a daily basis.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Yukio Yoshimi
Published on March 2019
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