As the new generation 2011 Bentley Continental GT is preparing to take the stage at the Paris Motor Show, the Crewe-based company confirmed its official MSRP and announced that the order books open from next month. The 2011 GT which features a subtle but very nice upgrade in design and an enhanced W12 engine capable of 575 PS / 567 bhp / 423 kW and torque 700 Nm / 516 lb ft, starts from £135,760. That’s a lot, but then it is a lot of car.
“Paris was the perfect stage for Bentley to show the first Continental GT concept in 2002. The public reaction to this bold, original design statement inspired us to bring the GT to life. It is exciting and fitting to begin this new chapter in the Continental story in the city that launched the first car in such style,” comments Alasdair Stewart, Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing.
Since that first, high-impact Paris debut in 2002 over 46,000 Continentals (of which nearly half have been the GT coupe) have been built by Bentley’s craftsmen and women at the Crewe factory in Cheshire, England. The GT quickly established a reputation for stirring high performance, handcrafted luxury and everyday practicality and usability.
2011 CONTINENTAL GT – PRICING
POUNDS STERLING £135,760 US DOLLAR $189,900 MSRP EURO €154, 600 RENMINBI ¥3,500,000 YEN ¥24,150,000