Bentley Continental GT review: is the V8 more fun?


By Stephen Dobie – TopGear

It’s the Continental GT V8. It is, in essence, the entry-level Bentley Continental, priced as it is from around £150,000, a whole 11 grand less than the big-boy W12 while nearly 80 kilos skinnier. I want excess though, right? Well, this is hardly a Dacia Sandero where ‘entry-level’ means black rubber bumpers and a gaping hole where there ought to be a radio. A ‘basic’ Bentley really isn’t basic at all. This is still a stupendously well-appointed vehicle, and its 550bhp 4.0-litre V8 isn’t what you’d call meek.

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