Bentley Continental GT Blends Strong Performance With Practical Design

Based in Lake Zurich, Illinois, Ben Ripstein markets pre-owned, low-mileage vehicles from premium manufacturers such as Porsche, Audi, and Bentley through his car dealership, Midwest Motors. The 2009 Bentley Continental GT is one of the vehicles Ben Ripstein sells.

Engineered for high performance as well as upscale style, the Bentley Continental Grand Touring features a low, wide body, designed for maximum stability. The car’s suspension system, regulated by Bentley’s Intelligent Continuous Damping Control, modifies its settings many times per second for optimum control and ride quality.

Unlike many coupes, the Bentley Continental GT uses all-wheel drive to maximize the capabilities of its V12 engine. In addition to strong traction and acceleration, the all-wheel-drive system provides added safety in rough weather conditions, reducing the chance of loss of control in slick or icy conditions. The Bentley Continental GT’s fuel system has the ability to accept biofuels, helping to offset the car’s premium price point by offering the opportunity for reduced fuel costs.

In order to make the car more practical than its sporting rivals, the Bentley comes equipped with a generous complement of storage compartments and ergonomically designed front seats with a reduced footprint. The latter feature provides more leg room for rear-seat passengers, improving a notoriously cramped area in two-door vehicles.


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