25 March 2005

The Bentley Continental GT’s monster 405mm front disc brakes – the largest on any production car in the world – might be proving too big for their own good. Reader and Continental GT owner David Thomas was recently told by dealers Bentley Cardiff that, after just 13,000 miles, his front discs had warped and would need to be replaced out of warranty, at a cost of £1100. More surprising still, the service representative suggested that 13,000 miles was a reasonable lifespan to expect for the giant stoppers.

Bentley has assured Autocar that is not the case. ‘We’ve never come across this problem,’ said a spokesman, ‘but we’ll be recalling the car in question to see what we can learn. Above all, we want to do the right thing by the customer.’

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