• Sep 16th 2009 at 8:31AM
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Bentley Continental GTC Series 51 -- Click above for high-res image gallery

When we walked up to the Bentley Continental GTC Series 51 resting on the hardwood floor of the Bentley stand, it immediately had us thinking a familiar thought. Just to make sure, we asked our colleagues if they had been experiencing the same thing, and that turned into a spirited discussion about car design and CAD-drawn vs. hand-drawn bodywork.

That well-known thought was: it's not so garish in person. Substitute "hideous," "bad," and "ugly" for "garish" and you've recreated our experiences with a number of vehicles lately, and not just in Frankfurt. From the outside it's just a good looking Continental with a new set of wheels and Bentley's always-upright center caps. Inside, the car simply feels blue with white trim, and tastefully so, which was not the impression given in the preview photos. We still look forward to the Series 51's future offerings, but this first one is a.o.k.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      i like the Audi shifter :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the interior.
      However, I don't think I should have to pay extra for it.
      This is what the interior on a $200k car should look like stock.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Someone obviously needs an eye exam! This GT looks great.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't understand how it could have been thought to be 'ugly', 'hideous' under any lights. It's an extremely well executed design. Very detailed and tasteful. Maybe you saw it under a black light while drunk?
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