The Bentley Continental GT has been a huge hit for Bentley and Volkswagen AG since its launch in 2003, but the problem is that the car really hasn’t changed that much over the years. Sure, the facelift brought a tweaked styling, new V-8 and reworked interior, but it still takes a keen eye to spot the differences between the first Conti and those built after 2011. It’s likely that a $200,000 grand touring Bentley coupe/convertible wasn’t a huge priority for VW coming out of a global recession, but now with high-end luxury cars back in full swing, the third-gen Continental GT is on the way.
Considering the Continental GT was just updated for 2016, the all-new model probably won’t debut until 2017 for the 2018 model year, which means it will be coming at a time when a lot of new customers are about to make their way into the Bentley showrooms thanks to the all-new Bentayga SUV. When it does arrive, expect the redesigned Continental GT coupe to eventually spawn the familiar lineup of models, including the GT Speed, Convertible and Flying Spur sedan.
Although there are still a couple of years before the new Bentley Continental GT is introduced, we’ve gone ahead and put together a rendering using the styling direction of the 2015 EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show.
Continue reading to learn more about the next generation Bentley Continental GT.