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Bentley's range of Continental GT cars is at the receiving end of a number of exciting updates for the summer season. These go over and above the recently released styling package that sharpens up the exterior of the GT car with a front bumper splitter, side skirts with metallic Bentley badges, and other niceties. According to Bentley, the new updates will offer its clients a wider range of options to choose from when purchasing a brand new GT. The new options include a wider choice of paint colors, a new steering wheel, and the option to fit a panoramic glass roof on the V8-engined GT coupe as well as the W12.
Bentley offers its full spectrum of exterior paint colors for the GT and introduces some new flavors which include Viridian, Patina, and Snow Quartz.
The Continental GT, which competes with cars such as the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe must hold some kind of record for offering the most combinations of features (we love its rotating dial display) and options, but the recent update means that, with the new paint colors and panoramic sunroof included, the GT will be available with over 10 billion variants. Yes, you read that right.
Bentley says of its new color offerings "Viridian is a modern take on the traditional British Racing Green, and the dark emerald metallic hue is inspired by that used on Bentley's EXP10 Speed 6 concept car." This color also features tiny flecks of amber and gold. The Patina paint color is described as having an "aura of polished metals with blends of champagne and silk." The Snow Quartz is a modern white three-layer pearlescent paint.
Bentley's new panoramic glass roof is now offered on all Continental GT coupes, as well as the new Bentayga and new Flying Spur. According to Bentley, the new sunroof is equipped with polarised glass that reduces glare, as well as an interior blind that is electronically operated from the center console. The blind is wrapped in Alcantara to match one of the 15 headliner colors on offer.
The new steering wheel is now a standard feature with a revised shape and profile. It includes capacitive sensing, allowing the steering wheel to detect when it is being held. This is a new safety feature that works with the car's semi-autonomous driver assistance systems. This is a neat little update from Bentley. As they say: it's all in the details.