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Perfecting the Perfected
Since the debut of the Continental GT grand tourer, Bentley has never seen better days. Sales of the ultra-luxurious
With an ever-increasing demand for the Continental GT and a growing number of requests for a model with a sportier character, Bentley has responded by unveiling the Mulliner Driving Specification version, new for 2005.
For most companies, delivering a sports model is as simple as slapping on a rear spoiler and perhaps a set of larger alloy wheels. For a prestigious automobile coachwork firm like Bentley, a move such as that would be a travesty, a slap in the face to many generations of velvet-glove performance machines. Bentley's idea of sport is different; to them, sportiness is
The Mulliner Driving Specification differs from the 'standard' Continental GT in that it offers a combination of mild dynamic improvements and moderate luxury upgrades.
On the outside, the sole change is an upgrade to two-piece, seven-spoke light alloy wheels wrapped in 275/35ZR20 Yokohama Advan tires, but these aren't just any tires. Yokohama purpose-built this rubber to cater to the Continental GT's unique blend of silk-lined performance. They ride comfortably and quietly without sacrificing grip and traction.
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