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2012 Bentley Continental GTBentley insists nothing succeeds like excess.
From its enormous door is bigger and heavier than some cars I've had to its great staff did wrong. The -- -- -- exist for one reason to transport just who people in a manner that says the one on the left has arrived. Let's drive this 2012 version with the W twelve motor and check the tech. Everywhere you look the continental -- like it's -- 150%. Scale model of a regular car and the details I love include this window opening when all the glasses that you build killer list. And these utterly flush. Understated tail lights. -- -- -- Tell inside this Bentley we have the old washing piano black and stern black leather finish -- -- their signature. Diamond quilt but this is -- -- -- car you can order this. You can imagine. We're not gonna go there let's go tech. Finally Bentley is got a new or modern head -- think of my soapbox for a minute I think a lot of the manufacturers of these extremely expense. Heart -- -- well we're gonna bowled over with the interior the performance the styling. But the folks who buy these cars are the same ones who -- the new iPhone and iPad every iMac -- music system the art technology leaks. You -- -- -- isn't the best tech and forum. When that in my. This is a very good VW -- east Volkswagen owns little quirks -- you can have either two 3-D top -- -- traffic you can't have traffic on 3-D for example or traffic on top out but beyond that the quality of it is good especially when you're zoomed in to a certain level it's hard drive based system. And our media choices am FM and HD radio or standard on this -- satellite radio of course under the media tab -- the more interesting stuff. Optical disc here. Optional with a package brings us a six -- in the glove boxes well you also that in the I control it's a multi device interface we happened at a pig tail on the air for an IOS device we've also got an SD card slot right here for the four view would -- that. You've got a sim card slots you can have a follow suit in the car and look at this. Welcome to the eighties. This is called the privacy phone for your passengers to use they can call and do booty call what you're driving you don't know it -- -- speaking in code. Heated and cooled seats with a special feature when they're on high cooling. It seems that never hurt -- -- in this car they -- on cooling -- and I thought I was dragging something behind. Ultimately be here. The socket -- button brings you this screen to set your suspension for settings from comfort -- sport. Needless but fun stuff like these it would mean to raise it up and down -- -- -- leave it to its own devices canceled after about a week we have been able audio system and I am it's an English boutique audio manufacturer. And it gets us eleven speakers driven by sixteen channels which are networks but anyway it's in there and they use -- special drivers speakers that are. Which they say -- -- audio books more naturally need all I can tell you is this like so many high dollar systems and this cost like seven -- and optionally. It makes CDs and tremendous satellite radio ghastly. In back is the county jail don't put them back there are listed in real bad dream -- -- that behind that is one of the biggest drugs. Making. It goes on -- arts. One choice only on the gearbox in the -- six speed automatic drop back for sport mode. Over this gates for shifting mode you have column mounted -- -- normally of these that I like my -- to -- in the same place however I drive down here. Not up here because I -- driver training couple decades ago but. There's nothing to reach for -- -- I want the little ears the come down. Engine is widening. And continental GTW. Twelve of the Volkswagen. It's sort of like a -- eight -- an extra brake cylinders that is there. It's a group. We're talking about 567. Horsepower 516. Foot pounds of torque thanks to. Twin -- like twelve -- wasn't enough. To sixty is more more and more spectrum. That's impressive enough but I didn't expect this car weighs 5100. Homes the last thing in the long -- -- less -- that. MPG in the downside 1219. When your grandma drive and single it. Or try the new engine option -- -- are the four liter direct injection twin Turbo V8. Users still -- the activation. Direct injection and an eight speed automatic -- you much better -- -- 81520 more. While delivering 500 horsepower. 487. Foot pounds of torque. -- zero to 66 lower at four point six. Driving the content penalty is likely to get it would -- project -- mr. -- in the drive everyday driving -- back to work whenever. It's kind of a more. It's a big old argument -- -- it feels all 5150. Of -- health. But the importance -- or better yet shoot yourself. -- that suspension to a sporting setting and stand on this -- -- the kiddie -- I -- -- -- of 2000. And it turns and really nicely because -- -- -- forgot to mention it's all wheel drive one thing it doesn't. Do you get rid of its body car has a lot of body roll. But luckily it's got a lot of -- -- well and a lot of power to you all four paws crawling you out of trouble. That a kind of power this card delivers an if you really stand on -- its global. The most responsive kind of power its biggest placement although it is a twelve. That means of the cylinders are little more responsible if they were large in -- eight. But there is some Turbo lag in the air and generally speaking -- some thinking -- -- ball those sensors and processors to -- you really wanna do what you. It's amazing that you control a car this big in this heavy but it turns this hard. Is coming out of the shiny side up but should every mistake you for -- sports car. -- -- -- if I know you like me. I've got 200 quietly around -- goes on a car. That's what it costs about 185 something base but 3000 -- that its gas guzzler tax 4600. Is destination charge. Now the options it'll take -- CNET style that enable audio -- about seven -- I'm sorry he's skeptical but I'm definitely gonna skip that option on the sexy because I'm not getting -- -- -- -- colors are wrong. Then there's the 4100 dollar convenience package now we're -- that's gonna get to adaptive cruise control back. Cool little privacy -- that -- things in the valley.