Self-proclaimed Bentley fanatic Jay Leno hosted the British luxurious automotive firm’s newest and best coupe on this episode of Jay Leno’s Storage, evaluating it to Bentley’s grand touring automobiles of previous, together with a 1930s Bentley Eight Litre in his private assortment.
Leno admits that when he first noticed the inexperienced Continental GT idea at Pebble Seashore, he was fascinated by its design.
The idea was powered by VW Group’s huge 6.Zero-liter W-12, which remains to be obtainable. Nevertheless, the automotive that go to’s Jay’s storage is a 2020 Continental GT with a twin-turbocharged four.Zero-liter V-Eight producing a completely respectable 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. That is equal to what the W-12 supplied within the Conti GT’s first iteration.
For this phase, Leno is joined by Bentley’s Western Regional Director Michael Heywood, who walks him via the modifications to the most recent era of Bentley’s grand-touring 2+2.
Heywood exhibits off the Continental’s hide-away infotainment display, its copious wooden trim, and different inside options. He additionally walks across the massive coupe’s exterior and engine bay to offer Leno a glimpse into the engineering and craftsmanship underpinning the British grand tourer.
Leno takes the chance to speak store with Heywood about his personal Bentley, which he picked up in 1988.
On the street, Leno talks concerning the improvement of contemporary sport and touring automobiles, waxing nostalgic about how conventional tourers have been constructed for overlaying lengthy distances at comparatively excessive speeds, somewhat than placing up numbers on a racetrack. Like James Might of High Gear and The Grand Tour fame, Leno has robust emotions about what the Nurburgring has accomplished to experience high quality within the title of lap occasions.
Leno’s love for Bentley’s conventional strategy to its luxurious coupe shines all through the video. Give it a watch.