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Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT

Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT
Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT

Hey guys

The this weeks' Car of the Week is the Bentley Continental GT. I've choosen this one because, as you know, its still winter and cold outside and I use to drink a lot of tea and I always connect the wonderful Great Britain with tea - so it wasn't hard to choose this car!
I thought long about how I shoot my model, thats how it ended, hope you like it! :)

Designed by Dirk van Braeckel Bentley Motors Limited produces the GT since 2003 in Crewe, England. It has an 6.0 l W12 engine with 560 HP with an ZF tiptronic automatic transmission. For the acceleration from 0-100 kmh / 61.1 mph it needs 4.8 seconds and the top speed is around 318 kmh / 197.6 mph. 
There are 6 types of the GT: The Flying Spur, the four-door variant, was first shown up in 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show. The GTC, the convertible, was released in 2005, too. With the roof down it'll reach 305 kmh / 189.5 mph.
The GT Speed, the more powerful variant, has 600HP and a top speed around 325 kmh / 201.9 mph. Also they reduced the weight by 35 kg / 77 lb and now reach 326 kmh / 202.6 mph.


Since autumn 2009 you can buy the Supersports version (I show you some own pics made at the Geneva Motor Show 2009 in an other post!) which is already known as the best handling bentley and also the fastest and most powerful produced ever. For the 0-100 kmh it needs 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 329 kmh / 204.2 mph. It costs about $267,000.

That was the first Generation, now some to the second one. Also assembled in Crewe, England, they produce since this year only the coupe version with an 6.0L W12 and an 4.0L V8 engine.

Juha Kankkunen, four-time World Rally Champion, broke the World Speed Record on Ice with a GT Speed - 321.6 kmh / 199.83 mph. The previous record was done with a Bugatti EB110 Supersport and with 296 kmh/183.9 mph.

(I started to put one pic on the top and the others below the text. Do you like that style? As you know before I had all picutres at the end.)
The pictures of the real GT Speed I shot in 2009 with my old crappy Rollei Cam. (excuse for the bad quality!)


Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT
Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT

Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT
Car of the Week: Bentley Continental GT
Source for text: wikipedia.com, pictures are taken by myself. Dont publish them without a link to this site!

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