• Sep 29, 2010

2011 Bentley Continental GT live debut – Click above for high-res image gallery

Here is your first glimpse at the redesigned 2011 Bentley Continental GT as it makes its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. Earlier, we mentioned that it will receive a nearly four percent price hike over the previous model, which is nothing compared to the overall improvements the new car has received.

Like any car, it has good and bad angles (obviously, the exception to this rule is the Maserati GranTurisumo which looks beautiful from every angle...) – we'll hold off final judgment until we can see it outside in natural light, not surrounded by a mob of flash bulbs and clamoring journalists. See for yourself in our high-res gallery of live images below.

Live photos by Zach Bowman/Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      They just made a great looking car look fat and ugly. Looks like the designer of the Chrysler 300 got his hands on the car especially the front fenders
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the side on profile but the front isn't so great (I'm with aman on that one); that grille makes the car look like it has a real 'overbite'.

      For an all-new model couldn't Bentley have also been a little more original with the design (both internal and external)?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice tail lamps...from some angles, car looks bulky...overbite falls in the wtf? catagory...bet it would look much better in person...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Title shot really isn't the car's best angle, is it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Plus ca change...it was a strong, dynamic design before and it still is. It was powerful before and it still is. It was expensive before and it still is.

      I had to look at the "new" car side by side with the old to be able to notice the changes, and even then they require a sharp eye. I'm surprised that VW/Bentley did so little in updating the car visually. The design changes are less than a usual 3rd-year facelift, even. I suppose that is at least consistent with the classic, extremely conservative Bentley attitude.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      They didn't change much, but what they did, I'm not fond of. The main theme seems to be turning contours into creases. As a result, the car looks less organic, more contrived and even has a bit of Bangle butt way after that ship as sailed. It all smacks of desperation on the designer's part after reading a brief that said: Make it look new, but don't really change anything. My brief would have said: " Add lightness"
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks the same to me
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personally, I like it. I liked the old one too; it was bulky, and the styling was bordering on tepid, but it was never meant to be a track monster or anything like that, anyway.

      This one retains the basic shape and style of the first one, with some added aggressiveness, and I think it's a good thing.

      Basically, I think they kept it attractive, without going too overboard. Even though it's still a Cheshire footballer's car.
      • 4 Years Ago
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's just not big and heavy enough for Paris Hilton and her friends.
        I am saddened that they didn't stretch it further in length and width and didn't put 27" wheels on it, along with a decent 9L W16 motor.
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