• Mar 24, 2010
2011 Bentley Continental GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

Our intrepid spy shooters caught the 2011 Bentley Continental GT unwrapped for an all-too-brief moment, and managed to snap off a handful of shots before a VAG security team snatched their camera away and deleted all the images... save one.

However, this singular shot proves Bentley is taking considerable pains to update the aging GT with some new sheetmetal, a noticeably revised fascia and a sloping roofline that terminates into a more sculpted hatch.

From what we can see, the front end garners the majority of the changes, with a new set of LED headlamps inspired by the all-new Mulsanne. The hood looks slightly longer and the fascia combines an upright grille with a pair of sweptback fenders and more sculpted intakes.

The prominent swage line that runs the length of the GT appears slightly toned-down, particularly above the front wheel arches, and the mirrors look more aerodynamic than those fitted to its predecessor.

The overall appearance comes off as more planted and suitably swoopy, and unless our eyes (or the angle) are deceiving us, it looks like the 2011 GT's wheelbase is a shade longer than the current model. We should know all the facts when the 2011 Continental GT debuts later this year, likely at the Paris Motor Show this fall.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Mulsanne made me think the Continental GT was not so ugly in comparison...

      ...Bentley sure fixed that quickly...
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's clearly a chop. Look closely at the front fender - it's metal all the way to the very forward-most portion. There's no bumper cap. That would be nice for a show car, but in the real world those fenders would be completely vulnerable as they have no bumper whatsoever out front of them.

        Not realistic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah, but you forget AMcA, that this is no mere Honda Accord - Insanely sculpted panels with obscure shut-lines are all the rage in elite motoring, considering one of these probably won't be doing millions of miles and will never see a WalMart carpark it could be safe to assume that such a fender arrengement is indeed possible.

        Not to say this isn't a photo chop, after all those headlights and the front-most section of the car seem to be bathed in light that is absent from the rest of the car, but one must always keep in mind that such possibilities do exist, just look at the fender set-up on the Mulsanne f'rinstance.
        • 4 Years Ago
        but its looking more and more like an insect as the generations proced...
      • 4 Years Ago
      OK, so I know a few of you dislike this design, and the GT in general, but I think it looks dare I say it....pretty?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like it. I always have liked Continental GTs. I expect the Speed to be slightly sleeker, but a little more refined; that is if they proceed with it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it looks pretty as well. Less VW-ish then the current car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not feeling the bigger-smaller headlights a la Mulsanne or that overhang grille for that matter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They look like really big pimples on both cars. Just hideous. A true "what were they thinking?" moment.
      • 4 Years Ago
      there is a mulsanne driving around town lately. i should go see if they brought one of these with them as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. And it may be touched up, but it's not an out and out 'chop. I look forward to seeing the photoconspiracists nowhere to be found when the official shots look a lot like this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take one in British Racing Green plz.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow! "...new nose" huh? It's so radical a change, I'm surprised they didn't hide it under camo to keep photographers from spilling the beans(!). Come on(!) . . .
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quite an improvement over the current design.
      • 4 Years Ago
      gorgeous. absolutely gorgeous. the mulsanne should have had this front end.

      it's like a bigger, curvier, more show-offy RS5. and i love the RS5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda comical with those big lights.
      • 4 Years Ago
      now if they can just sort out the vile rear lights the GT can stop being a butterface . . . well butterass at least
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks sleek.
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