Out on the road, the latest model feels infinitely lighter than its predecessors in just about every way and whilst the vehicle still weighs in at a portly 2.2 tonnes, it feels more comfortable, thanks to the three-chamber air suspension and it steers with more eagerness and verve as I discovered while hurling it through some snaking mountain roads in Austria.
However, for the most part, the model is a GT and it excels in this role by cosseting its occupants in sheer opulence, space and comfort while covering ground at a lick that is almost imperceptible and only referenced by the rushing scenery.
In a nutshell, the new Bentley Continental GT has not only retained its grand tourer character, but has actually elevated it into another dimension altogether, all the while also injecting a fair amount of sporty flair to flatter the gentleman racer of the Bentley Boys variety. It will definitely appeal to the traditional Bentley GT buyer who appreciates opulent luxury, craftsmanship and effortless performance. To South African hip-hop artist, Cassper Nyovest, who has the first and second generation Continental GT models, bro, this one’s also for you.