Supercars On A 50K Budget: The British Grand Tourer That Proves Speed Is Overrated

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But at the same time is still plenty fast.

Supercars don't have to be insane with gaping holes everywhere, massive rear wings and front splitters that can't drive over a piece of paper. No, supercars can also be comfortable, luxurious and shine on a daily basis. Wealthy owners that demand luxury above all else recognize Bentleys as the cream of the crop, and while they aren't recognized as being supercars, Bentley makes super vehicles. The Bentley Continental GT came out in 2003 and has mostly remained the same since then, which isn't such a bad thing.

Bentleys aren't meant to be driven fast; the vehicles are meant to show the world that you know luxury, that the average Mercedes-Benz and BMW isn't enough for you and that you want to be comfortable all the damn time. The 2005 Continental GT in question is finished in a gorgeous shade of dark green with an incredible brown interior, which is one of the best color combinations know to man. The seats are made out of real leather, while the trim features real wood. There's no fake stuff here. This is the real deal. Unfortunately the interior isn't the most high-tech, but it will do a fine job of keeping you happy on those long, arduous journeys to work. But your cruise to work might not be so long as this grand tourer can run with the best of them.

Under the hood of the Continental GT lies a monstrous 6.0-liter W12 engine that puts out 552 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque with power sent to all four wheels. The car may be 11 years old, but that's still a lot by today's standards. Since this isn't a track-focused supercar, you can't blame the Continental GT for weighing in at roughly 5,300 pounds, because hey, it's big boned. Nevertheless, the large luxury coupe can make the sprint to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and onto 197 mph. While the weight of the car holds it back from being fast, you'll never feel a bump on the road in this thing. With a starting price tag of approximately $150,000, it's amazing to see this example on sale for $49,497 with 52,774 miles on it.

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That's not a lot of money for something that has the curves of a Kardashian with the style and grace of royalty. This thing will never look dated and the luxurious ride will never get old. Sometimes, driving slowly is more enjoyable than going fast...but this thing can still haul ass.

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