|Model: ||Contenental GT|
|Transmission: ||6-speed tiptronic AT|
|Fuel Type: ||Gasoline|
|Engine: ||6.0L W12 twin-turbo|
|Exterior Color: ||Silver|
|VIN Number: ||SCBCE63W44C022***|
Back in 1994, Rolls-Royce Motors, which at the time owned Bentley, displayed a concept car at the famed Geneva Motor Show. Lower in price and smaller, the car was designed to grow the Bentley brand, yet remain exclusive enough to protect the brand’s name. It took 5 years for Volkswagen Group after acquiring Bentley in 1998, to finally put the concept into production. The Continental GT was launched in 2003 and quickly became the brand’s best-selling model and increased sales by over 10 times.
While it is no longer hand built like the older or more exclusive Bentley models, the car is still produced at the old Rolls-Royce plant at Crewe in the English Midlands UK, and can claim genuine British roots. The interior is full of leather, genuine wood and machined aluminum, and much care was taken to eliminate all road noise and bumps. With your eyes closed, it is almost impossible to tell if the car is at freeway speeds or going 10 mph. The Continental GT was created to be a true Grand Tourer and can seat four adults comfortably with plenty of space for golf bags and other luggage in the trunk.
In stark contrast, the 6.0-liter W12 twin turbo engine, originally developed by Volkswagen for the VW Phaeton, produces 552 hp and can propel the heavy vehicle from 0-100 mph in 4.3 seconds. Top speed is an estimated 200 mph. The automatic transmission operates in three modes: full auto, semi-automatic shifting using the shift lever and manual using the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. VW engineered All-Wheel-Drive also insures that starts on loose pavement and cornering is done safely, and the large rotors and brakes bring the large car down quickly from speed.
The Bentley Continental GT was designed and very much succeeded as a more accessible Bentley when launched in 2003. The first year’s production was sold out before the cars hit the dealers, with ¾ of those buyers being people who have never previously owned Bentleys. At its peak, Bentley was producing over 11,000 Continental GT’s a year with production currently still going strong. Older Bentleys are now even more accessible to buyers as second hand Bentley Continental GT’s are now common on the used car market.
Japan Car Direct can help you find your own Bentley Continental GT or any other luxury car from dealer auctions and used car lots all across Japan, and safely ship it to your country at a very reasonable price. Please contact us with your needs today!
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