Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 the Bentley Continental GT differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt car and as a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) and this immediately exposed the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car.
Equipped with a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine the Continental GT gave an output of 552bhp and 479lb ft torque. This output was fed through a six-speed automatic box from an Audi A8, and distributed by the Quattro four-wheel drive system. With a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 196mph the Continental offered the most comfortable way of reaching supercar speeds.
The example on offer today is presented in Beluga Black with Magnolia & Nautic Hide Leather Interior. Complete with a fully documented service history the car has covered circa 46,500 miles from new and is in excellent all-round condition. The paint work is good with no signs of age as is the interior which shows very little sign of use.
Delivered new to Essex Bentley Motors the car has been well maintained throughout its life, a specialist service has been completed when required and is documented in the booklet with service stamps from the Essex and Chelmsford branch and more recently HR Owen of Surrey. Offered with a Bentley approved warranty until 2018 and a comprehensive history file the example on offer resembles a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of Bentleys finest models. With its classic roadster looks and German engineering, the GTC offers you a lot of car for your money.