The Truth About Cars » bentley continental gt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:44:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » bentley continental gt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com QOTD: What’s wrong with this statement? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/qotd-whats-wrong-with-this-statement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/qotd-whats-wrong-with-this-statement/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:24:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432896 A topic covered before, but clearly worth covering again… The author: Georg Kacher, seasoned European bureau chief for Automobile (i.e. not a newb) The place: page 31, April 2012 issue The car: Bentley Continental GT V8 The statement: “Alternatively, you can work the shift paddles to keep the engine revving between 4000 and 6300 rpm, […]

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A topic covered before, but clearly worth covering again…

The author: Georg Kacher, seasoned European bureau chief for Automobile (i.e. not a newb)

The place: page 31, April 2012 issue

The car: Bentley Continental GT V8

The statement: “Alternatively, you can work the shift paddles to keep the engine revving between 4000 and 6300 rpm, where the power and torque curves approach, intersect, and then run almost parallel to the limiter.”

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NAIAS: Bentley Continental GT V8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/naias-bentley-continental-gt-v8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/naias-bentley-continental-gt-v8/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 20:42:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425082 Since its introduction, the Bentley Continental GT has been a fascinating lesson in how “luxury” operates. Fundamentally identical to the VW Phaeton, the Conti sold for twice as much — and did volumes between ten and thirty times what the uber-VW ever managed in the United States. This platform is about to celebrate its tenth […]

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Since its introduction, the Bentley Continental GT has been a fascinating lesson in how “luxury” operates. Fundamentally identical to the VW Phaeton, the Conti sold for twice as much — and did volumes between ten and thirty times what the uber-VW ever managed in the United States.

This platform is about to celebrate its tenth year in production. How do you revitalize it when there are plenty of $70,000 used Contis out there? Simple: you turn down the power.

The new twin-turbo four-liter V8 delivers 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque through a new eight-speed transmission. New interior electronics replace the Phaeton Infotainment center stack which was dated in 2004 and laughable today. The price? “North of $150K.” Here’s a hint: a used Conti with a $500 tuner chip will drop this thing like it’s hitting hyperspace out of an asteroid field. TTAC’s opinion? Time to put this nag out to pasture.

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