The Continental GT configurator is the ultimate time sink.
A beefy as hell W12 engine burbling away under the hood as you cross the content in the lap of luxury. That's what a Bentley Continental GT is built for, but just how much luxury do you need? Well, according to Bentley, that answer is simply as much as you want, and claims there are 7 billion different combinations you can order via the new configurator on Bentley's website. That also now includes choosing the W12 engine or the new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 derivative that packs 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque and is capable of launching the Continental GT from 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds should you choose to be so uncouth leaving the golf club.
Should you choose the V8 option, you'll get V8 badging on the front wheels and quad exhaust pipes as well as a generous 198 mph top speed. Those wheels can be optioned from the standard 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels to other designs varying in size up to 22 inches.
New to both models is the addition of a high-gloss carbon-fiber finish for the interior which will be carefully applied by Bentley's finest to the fascia and door waistrails. In contrast, the center stack is of a Piano Black Veneer and waiting to collect fingerprints and smudges to frustrate your detailing man every weekend.
The Continental GT is available in both coupe and droptop form, but if you want to look at the stars without the wind in your hair, there's polarized panoramic glass roof to option now. The blind for the panoramic roof is, naturally, controlled electronically and is made of Alcantara to match the rest of the headliner, which is matched to one of the 15 colors available. It's limited to the Continental GT with the 6.0-liter W12 engine though and costs $3,900. For perspective, the Continental GT starts at $214,600 so, relatively speaking, it's par for the course.