• Jul 27th 2010 at 5:33PM
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There's no denying the Bentley Continental line is due for an update. In the ultra competitive world of ultra luxurious automobiles, the sportiest of Bentley's top-shelf automobiles is, shall we say, aging gracefully, and all the while new competitors are keen to take a crack at the drive-for-yourself luxury thrown.
In order to keep the Continental GT looking fresh, Bentley is readying a slightly facelifted 2012 model for the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Judging from these spy photos snagged by Auto Express, the changes will be subtle but fairly comprehensive, focusing mainly on the front and rear fascias and perhaps a bit more power from the W12 lurking underhood.

As ever, the grille is the main focal point up front, and it will now be flanked by a swankier set of quad headlamps. Bumpers are revised front and rear, and the taillamps appear to be downsized and elongated sideways. As we said before, subtle but effective. Stay tuned, we'll be sure to bring you live shots of this and everything else that's fit to see from the City of Light come October.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Luxury THROWN?

      So where exactly do you throw luxury these days? Is it available for any poor soul, such as myself, to catch? I'd love to have some luxury for myself!

      I guess there are some mistakes even spell-check won't find ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Walter de' Silva had a final say on the design, it is definitely going to look stunning.

      I'm liking the widen and lowered presence
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG you used the wrong word, everybody take cover because the sky is falling. This is the end of the known universe as we know it.

      No but seriously, everyone needs to now point it out and make a big deal about thrown/throne because it IS a big deal. How can a human have made a mistake? Especially a writer at Autoblog. AUTOBLOG!?!?!? Its like the pinnacle of the journalism community, this is just unacceptable.

      (P.S. Get a life people)
      • 5 Years Ago
      First, the glaring Edmonton typo header (Edmondton?!) now, in the same day, you're tossing the 'thrown' in the ring? C'mon Autoblog, this is embarrassing...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw two of these (TWO OF THEM) today in Providence, RI. Exclusivity is so over for this car. Jezza is right: it's a car for "footballer's wives..."
      • 5 Years Ago
      id rather have the mulsanne
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nine years, and all it gets is a refresh? I know cars that have gone through three generations in that time. Legacy, for example.
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