Aug 01, 2006
Reviewed By Jeff Sabitini
Price as Tested $184,325

Obscene, intoxicating power (552 hp) from twin-turbo Volkswagen W12 engine; bird’s-eye maple dashboard actually looks like real wood; understated styling announces itself only to those in the know.


Boredom-inducing automatic transmission; four-wheel drive means no smoky burnouts; why can’t the navigation system be as good as the one in the Honda Civic?


Bentley claims its top speed at 198 mph, meaning most Americans will never extract more than 60% of the Continental GT’s potential. Not that anyone will care; this bloated 5,258-pound beast is happiest traveling in a straight line. Slip behind the wheel of the Continental GT and you’ll care only about two things: how rich the car makes you look and how rapidly it can catch that pack of traffic up ahead. On both accounts, the Continental GT is nothing short of a smashing success.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Horsepower 552 hp