The new Bentley Continental GT has a slightly longer profile since the front wheels have been moved 13.5 cm forward, which results in an extended bonnet and lowered nose.
Super Formed technology
Inspired by the Spartan Executive aircraft with smooth curves contrasted by sharp lines, the New Continental GT is the first production car to have its entire body side made from 'Super Formed’ technology, an aerospace technique that heats aluminium up to 500 degrees Celsius.
The new Continental GT’s headlamps and taillights are inspired by perfectly cut crystal glass and reflect light like gemstones.
The new 'diamond in diamond' quilt pattern took 18 months to develop and optimise, resulting in an extremely soft touch.
The 20-way adjustable seats have smooth centre panels with cooling, heating and massage functions.
The interior uses the highest quality materials—from natural leathers to rare sustainably sourced veneers—including Bentley’s newest called Koa and a new technical finish called Côtes de Genève, a technique used in Swiss watches to give it a 3D or more tactile finish.
When the car is off, there will appear to be no displays or screens on the dashboard.
Once the engine is started, the veneer glides forward to reveal Bentley's largest ever touchscreen yet, a 12.3" retina-display monitor.
The third side of the display takes things analog: a compass, chronograph and outside temperature.