New or Revised Bentley Continental GT for 2011?

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Some people claim it will be an all new car on a new platform.

Others say it is just a “facelift”.

The first things I noticed on the new one (top) is, of course, the new front end, fenders and rear view mirrors.
But the window behind the door also has a different shape. Plus, the side line that runs right under the door handle now seems to run into it.
The more I look at it, the more it looks like an all new car, trying to look like the old one.
Maybe they did decide to switch platform, which would require an all new car.
If this is the case, I am glad they tried not to change the design.
The GT is one of the best looking car, ever.

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  1. I've read the VW is developing an all-new Phaeton, which underpins the Bentley Continental. I wouldn't doubt that VW would want Bentley to have the newest platform, in the interest of fuel economy, technology etc. It looks like the new car might be bigger than the current one-maybe 3-4 inches longer in wheelbase and overall length? I agree with you, in either case, they're just gorgeous cars. I saw one in my grocery store parking lot the other day, and there were at least 10 teenagers staring at it, and for once, they were being respectable, lol. It's that kind of car.

  2. I have read that the Continentals will be trading in their old Phaeton platform for the new Audi A8 one.. which is apparently much lighter and more modern. The comparison photos between the old and new GT seems to bear this out.. the new Audi A8 is a much lower vehicle than the outgoing model, with the greenhouse set lower into the body and a longer, more arched roofline.. both of which are evident on this new GT as well.

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