In 1952, a car that could reach a top speed of 120 mph was unheard of until Bentley released its iconic R Type Continental. The four-seater is known as the world’s first Grand Tourer, and only 208 cars were produced, making them the car of the season.
50 years later, this grand dame of the road inspired Bentley’s designers to girt the world the first Continental GT.
The Continental GT echoes the elegance of its R Type predecessor with the three Continental styling cues. First, the seamless curve of the striking power line and second the muscular haunches that indicate the brute force concealed within the updated version of Bentley’s prestigious heritage, built by coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner. The third element is the Continental’s famous swooping, fast roof line.
Almost doubling the performance of its first version, the Continental GT reaches a top speed of 206mph with its W12 power engine to give the world a technological marvel that is the Bentley Continental GT.
欧陆GT呼应R型的优雅前身，还有三个关键线索传承。首先，惊人的力量感曲线，第二元素是宾利著名的遗产和更新版本，车尾部的战斗性肌肉曲线，由经验丰富的H. J. Mulliner车厂制作。最后的线索就是欧陆著名的俯冲，快速的顶线。