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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Luxuriously appointed

Bentley’s hallmark of exquisite craftsmanship adorns and embellishes the Continental GT, with the finest leather, heavyweight chrome fixtures and seamless veneers enveloping the somewhat snug interior.

Needless to say there are a raft of personalisation options should you wish to spend significant amounts of money tailoring the car to your own tastes, but remember that the Continental GT is Bentley’s most popular model, so modifications that are too brash and outlandish may make it difficult to sell further down the line.

One normally associates the initials GT – for Grand Tourer – with powerful four-seaters with enough room for adults and their luggage, but the sculpted rear seats are short of both head- and legroom making them better suited to pre-teens.

There’s a hat tip to Bentleys of old with delightful organ stop air vent controls, but the more modern switchgear and controls still feel special – if slightly heavy in operation. It’s a sign of how quickly technology has marched on that the graphics on the multimedia system and the screen nestled between the two classic analogue dials look dated.

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