The Bentley is a great cruiser that you can sit inside surrounded by luxury. To get in and get moving the process is straightforward: you get in, sit down, the car recognises the key, you hit the start button and that W12 turns over. As soon as you hear the exhaust note, straight away you’re aware this is going to be a special journey. Next put the car into gear and it will move off with a very elegant, smooth feel.

Working my way to the test circuit the car felt beautifully relaxed and showed the exceptional ride quality that I expected. Once at the test track, and giving the car full throttle, the car was impressively powerful, it’s just insane that a car of this size and weight can accelerate in such a relentless way.

To compliment the car even more, once the roads gets twisty the GT Speed, despite being a monster, can really get involved. Taking back to back small and tight corners in the GT, the car handles beautifully and the feedback to the driver is very impressive. Additionally, the GT Speed on test was fitted with a set of carbon fibre brakes that stop the car with extreme force and are a great option for getting the most out of the driving experience. Read the full review here.

Driving the Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe was last modified: June 1st, 2016 by Paul Hadley