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New luxury coupé caught testing ahead of its official launch tomorrow
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6 September 2010

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.

Pics: CarPix

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Los Angeles 7 September 2010

Re: Bentley Conti GT spied undisguised

Sipping coffee in the sunshine two day ago and a 1938 Bentley two seat racer pulled up outside. Couldn't see the bodywork for all the apurtenances attached to it.

It was more a complicated "thing" than a sports car, and it was HUGE. It brought to mind a car with a power station of an engine, pipes and wires, gears and extrusions, cogs and wheels all on the outside, rather like Richard Roger's riotous architecture.

My practical mind immediately turned to wondering how the hell one kept it clean. Must have been worth a pretty penny, but it needs more than monetary value to desire one in the garage. (Must check which model it was.)

Dan McNeil v2 7 September 2010

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Los Angeles wrote:
Bristol Cars I leave to the cognocenti of that marque. I respect their admiration. An aficiondo might even hold my attention at a car show if knowledgeable and erudite on the subject, but I prefer the elegance and bravura of European cars. The buttoned up understated and discreet Church of England allure of Bristol has never attracted.
Fairy snuff, but drive one if you get the chance - you may change your mind;)
Los Angeles wrote:
I was referring to the old Bentley barges Moe described, in one case, gave a link. ("The world's fastest trucks" - Ettore Bugatti.)
This reminds me of the "phrase high-speed lorries" I once saw to describe the more performance oriented Mercedes-Benz cars.

Los Angeles 7 September 2010

Re: Bentley Conti GT spied undisguised

Dan McNeil v2 wrote:
I've driven quite a few Bristols
Hi Dan,

I'll take your word for it.

Bristol Cars I leave to the cognocenti of that marque. I respect their admiration. An aficiondo might even hold my attention at a car show if knowledgeable and erudite on the subject, but I prefer the elegance and bravura of European cars. The buttoned up Church of England allure of Bristol has never attracted.

However...

I was referring to the old Bentley barges Moe described, in one case, gave a link. ("The world's fastest trucks" - Ettore Bugatti.) Not only have I driven them, I crashed one ... without leaving the garage. (That's laughable.) They are cars that over-cosset the driver. I prefer not to be enured from the road, and I love sensuous design, hence I like lithe GTs and sports cars. (And anything Gordon Murray designs!)

(PS: LA refers to its Spanish origins - I visit Spain a lot to work. The City of Angels is wed to the car, and that's good enough for me.)

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