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2005 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Driving Specification Overview

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Khatir Soltani

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Since the debut of the Continental GT grand tourer, Bentley has never seen better days. Sales of the ultra-luxurious

With the incredible success of the Continental GT, Bentley has responded by unveiling the 2005 Mulliner Driving Specification version. (Photo: Bentley Motors)
sports coupe are beyond the company's wildest expectations, propelling Bentley into its best sales year ever.

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

To Bentley, sportiness is derived from a long history of motor racing mixed with old world opulence. (Photo: Bentley Motors)
derived from a long history of motor racing mixed with old world opulence.

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.

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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