2018 Bentley Continental GT
Although it’s taking an eternity to start popping out the little whizzers, this smaller and sleeker Tesla is inciting an Apple-like frenzy. Why do we care? The base model offers 220 miles of electric range while a battery-fortified version travels 310 miles per charge. It can be replenished at the rate of 30 mph on 240 volts or 130 mph in 30 minutes with Tesla’s Supercharger. The dashboard is dominated by a 15-inch tablet-like touchscreen. Standard navigation, Wi-Fi, backup camera and automatic emergency braking accompany options like open pore wood trim and glass roof. Add Autopilot with full self-driving capability for $8,000.
BASE PRICE: November 24, 2017
For classic and flashy style, it’s difficult to beat a Bentley. What car has more presence? Completely redesigned, the new Continental keeps traditional cues while updating themes with off-set round headlamps, tightly drawn creases, oval tailla- mps and accentuated rear fenders. Inside, it’s all the finest materials with quilted leather, chrome and choice of exquisite wood veneers that include native Hawaiian Koa wood. There is no faux anything to diminish its coddling. Diamond-knurled clock bezel and air vents add detail. Crank the optional Naim 2200 watt audiophile system for total nirvana. It’s fast too; the top 6.0-liter W12 engine delivers 626 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a 207 mph top speed! If you can afford it, get it.
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