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When Bentley released the Continental GT in 2004 it brought the legendary British Marque into the reaches of mere mortals, rather than the super-rich, but was never really a dynamic car – sure there were fast powerful versions, but none were sports cars. The second generation got a little more verve, though despite being all-new it barely looked any different. Now the third generation is out and represents a step-change for the Conti GT.
Taking inspiration from the EXP10 Speed6 concept, the new styling is far more athletic, with a similar nose that’s much lower, and muscular rear arches leading to a rear-end far removed from previous models. There are oval taillights and a lower, more sharply creased boot lid all of which add up to a seriously good looking car.
The new Continental GT is already lighter and more dynamically focused than the old model, but this V8 version takes that to a new level.
The 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 has 542bhp, but combined with 770Nm and the fact that the engine weighs a lot less over the nose of the car, this V8 model is a much more rewarding drive.
What surprises most is how vocal this Bentley is - the exhaust certainly tells you it's a V8 with a throaty burble and quite an angry noise when pressing on! And you can hear that lovely noise all the more as this V8 is the Convertible model, meaning that the roof folds away giving your ears unrestricted access to the sounds of the V8 trumpets, along with getting that all-important Vitamin D from the sun.
And you can win the Continental GT V8 Convertible in the BOTB Dream Car Competition!
This car comes with £50,000 cash included in the price of your ticket.