• May 18, 2007

The Bentley Continental GTC is a rare and beautiful car with style and grace, 552hp, and the cachet that can only come from something wearing the binged B. We actually drove a GTC briefly last year, and you can rest assured that it didn't suck.

Tiff Needell and the Fifth Gear video crew were able to take out the droptop Conti for a full video feature, and the high-dollar production (they shoot test drives with a helicopter) is as good as you'd expect. In the video, Tiff took some pretty ladies for a 150mph stroll down the runway with the top down. The reason? He had a theory that the faster you go with the roof stowed, the less wind enters the cabin. The female passengers were there to see if their hair blew at high speed (so says Tiff). Well, that hypothesis didn't hold water, but Mr. Needell did manage to run out of runway. Amazingly, the AWD Continental GTC didn't give the first hint of losing control, and neither Tiff nor his companions looked the least bit frightened. Check out the video after the jump, it's worth a look.

[Source: Carscoop]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      The hair is blowing forward BECAUSE the wind is going above them. But of course you all already knew that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Staged slide off the end. Still how much fun can you have doing rally turns in a Bentley with two girls laughing in the back. I wonder how many takes they did "just to be sure it looks right". I'd have been doing it all afternoon. The girls would have to be Royal Navy sailers who don't get motion sick. Who-Ho
      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome video!!!

      Great post Chris...
      • 7 Years Ago
      'binged B' supposed to be 'winged B'?
      • 7 Years Ago
      These guys have the best jobs and they do it great. They ( Tiff and Jason Plato) are professional drivers and they are fun to watch.
      • 7 Years Ago
      dobry pichny 8[__ _ _ ____
      • 7 Years Ago
      the girls in the video are class lol

      http://clubvaio.blogspot.com/
      • 7 Years Ago
      i can honestly say ive driven one of those :)

      got to valet one of those half a year ago. event was at a house high in the hills and the lot we used was about a mile from the pickup place so that mile was simply awesome hehe
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cant beleive 5th Gear is getting better than TopGear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tiff, leave the ESP on. It does work under brakes assist.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that was a damn good save. it's pretty cool watching a professional driver take these things out, and just marvel you with them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      5th Gear is the BEST!!!! Tiff, Jason & Vickiare fab..
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