Bentley Continental GT gets extreme nose job, wants to be a Rolls-Royce

Article by Christian A., on August 8, 2013

The Bentley Continental GT is the perfect coupe, in our vision but it appears that not everybody thinks that. One of the people who don’t believe that is from Marbella, Spain. This person is selling a one off coupe prototype based on the Continental GT.

Called a one-off Rolls-Royce Phantom Prototype (we don’t know why, honestly to tell you), this coupe is described by its seller as the most elegant and most exclusive in the world.

Yeah, right! As you can see from the photos, the vehicle comes with a new body kit. If the front end is destroyed with an ugly grille, some headlights covers and new fenders, the rear end features some taillights probably borrowed from a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.

The interior remains the same and for this move we can only congratulate the “designer”. Under the hood, we find the 6.0-liter W12 engine delivering 700 hp. Regarding its dimensions, the car is 50 cm longer and 12 cm wider than the standard Bentley Continental GT. So, if you want to buy this piece of… art, you’d better go to the bank and prepare 350,000 euros. Or go buy a Ferrari F12berlinetta!

By late 2011, the new Bentley Continental GT could also be specified with the new eight-cylinder engine that emits 40 percent less emissions than the W12 engine. In fact, this engine allows the Continental GT to offer best-in-class carbon dioxide emissions-to-power ratio as combined with performance and refinement typical of a Bentley.

Both the W12 and eight-cylinder engines send power to all wheels, but around 60 percent of the torque is sent to the rear axle while 40 percent is transmitted to the front. This allows the new Continental GT to minimize understeer during extreme cornering, thereby allowing an experienced driver to control its line and balance through precise throttle control.

Franz-Josef Paefgen, Chairman and Chief Executive at Bentley, called the new Continental GT as an automotive work of art as it combines superb craftsmanship with elegant, modern design. He noted that the Continental GT drives like a supercar without compromising ride and practicality. He further described the Continental GT as a car that can be enjoyed every day.

Bentley's design team – led by Director of Design Dirk van Braeckel – took inspiration from the iconic Bentley vehicles to create a modern, sculptured body, employing advanced production technologies to ensure that it boasts of the highest standards of quality and body integrity.

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