• Mar 14, 2007

We just brought you news of the upcoming facelift for the Bentley Continental GT yesterday, and already spy shots have surfaced showing a couple of cold-weather test mules sitting at the pumps. (Those six-liter W12s can drink a lot of fossils.)

As predicted, the updates will extend across the Continental range, which we can see from the facelifted Continental Flying Spur sitting in front of the revised Continental GT. We can expect changes to the exterior to be minor: the spy shots show a front bumper with a widened center air intake, but little done to mitigate the burnt-off-eyebrow look. The easiest thing to change on a facelifted car is always the wheels, but these test mules seem to be wearing the same rims as the models they'll replace. Reported modifications to the interior should be nice, though, as Bentley cabins rank among the nicest places in the worldto be.

Click through to our friends at WCF to get a better look at the spy shots.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Is that the same engine that was in the VW Phaeton?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is every spy shot taken on packed snow!? I'd be shitting myself if I was that driver driving around that yacht on wheels on every turn!
      • 7 Years Ago
      #3: No: they are not.

      The Audi A8 is built over an aluminium space frame, the Phaetom and the Bentleys chassis are made in high strength steel. They all share components of the D3 platform, but they are not the same car at all...

      In fact, all of them have different wheelbase dimensions.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes.

      Audi A8 = VW Phaeton = Bentley Continental

      They are the exact same car, just different body plates and interior pieces. In fact, I have seen a nice picture of the factory floor where they are assembling them side by side.

      The w12 engine they all share is the same.

      I think the fantastic interior of the A8 makes it the best pick of the three - no reason to blow 200k on the Bentley when it is the same car with a much more poorly designed interior.