The Bentley Continental GTC met that demand: it’s the benchmark luxury cruising machine and it does look the part, particularly with the roof down.
So, that’s alright then – let’s kick back and light up a cigar.
Well no, hold fast with that big, fat Cuban because there’s the ‘Speed’ range to consider. This time around Continental GTC Speed gets the upgrade completing a triumvirate of hotted-up Continentals designed to appeal to the younger market – the four-door and the coupe have already been ‘Speeded’ up to great effect.
It’ll set you back £153,400, which is about £17,000 more than the ‘standard’ model.
There’s plenty of gubbins to justify the extra expense though: a lighter, more powerful engine, uprated chassis, dynamic stability control allowing for a bit of slippage, new fixed front and rear spoilers, 20″ alloys, wider twin exhaust pipes, a lower ride height, revised anti rollbar and damper settings and some extra detailing in the interior.