New luxury coupé caught testing ahead of its official launch tomorrow

Bentley’s new Continental GT has been spied undisguised ahead of its official launch tomorrow.

The Bentley Continental GT will be revealed online at 3pm on Tuesday via www.continentalgt.com, where viewers will be able to watch a motor show-style unveil and take virtual tours of the all-new car.

See the spy pics of the Bentley Continental GT in testing

Design director Dirk van Braeckel said the new car “will be as instantly recognisable as its predecessor”.

The spy pics reveal that the new front end draws inspiration from the recently launched Mulsanne luxury saloon and shows a switch to LED technology.

Other changes revealed by the pics include a new wheel design, and a new look for the rear bumper and rear lights.

Bentley has sold more than 22,000 Continental GTs since the car was first launched in 2003.

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6 September 2010

Picture have already been on Bentley spotting a few weeks ago and topgear mag has a photo shoot.

6 September 2010

Looks to me like all they've done is change the front and rear lights very slightly and fit some BMW wheels!

6 September 2010

Yep, the words 'new Bentley Continental GT' make me think ... hang on, you mean a new one? Perhaps the words 'facelifted Bentley Continental GT' would have been more suitable. Reflecting the rather dull reality.

6 September 2010

Newer "more chav" Bentley Continental GT.

6 September 2010

[quote Autocar]

Design director Dirk van Braeckel said the new car “will be as instantly recognisable as its predecessor”.

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Well said, Dirk.

6 September 2010

It's a noble looking beast for a big heavy car. Above all, the classy treatment of the grille and headlights puts Jaguar's attempts at front end graphics where it should lie, in the clunky bling category.

6 September 2010

[quote The Bluebottle]Design director Dirk van Braeckel said the new car “will be as instantly recognisable as its predecessor”.[/quote]

As Watson once said to his associate, 'no shit Sherlock'.

*rolls eyes*

6 September 2010

It's a pity that Bentley won't grow a pair and do something brilliant and imaginative as Jaguar have done with their range. The front end of both the XJ and XF look amaaaaazing! But this? The front end of this looks like a baboon's whatsit. Truly horrendous.

6 September 2010

An even more cartoonish parody of a Bentley than the previous version.

6 September 2010

i cant believe they have actually managed to make it even more ugly the the first one!!!!!

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