We didn’t drive the 2019 Bentley Continental GT at 207 mph, the super coupe’s claimed top speed. Although it would have been fun, the opportunity never seemed to present itself. Not on the way to my oldest daughter’s volleyball practice, not when driving her sister to school. Not even when the entire family piled into the $275,000 exotic to go out for pizza and a movie. Oh well. Maybe next time.
Newly redesigned this year, the 2019 Bentley Continental GT is Bentley’s second-best-selling model and its only two-door coupe and convertible. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cars on the planet, as well as one of the fastest, most expensive and most elaborately detailed. But it’s not an exotic sports car. Rather, this Bentley is a grand tourer that competes with the Mercedes-Benz AMG S 65 coupe, Aston Martin DB11 and DBS, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, and various mutations of the Porsche 911 Turbo.