It was at a birthday party this weekend, a friend of a friend I finally got to meet brought his Bentley over. I have always loved those cars and it has been a dream of mine to get into one even for a few minutes. I really enjoyed the experience and pretty suprising I was not at all "disgusted" to get back into my 300. I actually really love my car even more now. The similarities between the two cars are astounding. The spacious rear seat of the 300 Vs the cramped rear seat in the bentley were suprising to say the least. Of course everything is a lot more luxurious and higher quality and I really enjoyed it. It lived up to what I was expecting on every aspect. Even putting aside the fact that my supercharged 300 is faster than the GT or even the GT SPEED, it didn't matter I still loved both cars. Plus it's AWD and height adjustable suspension on the fly would just put me to shame in the snow. The owner was a real class act and let me do what I wanted with the car. I must say the automatic trunk that opens and closes completely at the touch of the "B" on the emblem was simply too cool. So here are some pictures of that great experience. Yeah I know I look like a kid in a candy store with a stupid smile on lol it was the flash that's all (yeah right).
Last edited by Geri1310; 11-27-2011 at 11:51 PM.
I'm a faithful Speedlogix, Inc.customer,How bout you? ====================> Supercharged 2006 300C SRT8
like Jay Leno say (will it do a burnout)
back in the days at Street Force I did try some crazy car like mercedes V12 AMG. porsche GT2, Ferrari 360.a lot of Corvette, trans-am and camaro. that was the good days
It looks super cramped in there. And from what I hear they aren't very fast at all. But regardless it's still a pretty sweet ride. Thanks for sharing!
I just find it funny that you mention high end cars at street force but yet none appear on their site. One would think they would put those up for credibility.
Street Force Inc - Hot Cars
Anyways this was not the point of my thread so let's cut this thread jacking and get back to the subject at hand. The Bentley.
Too bad the steering wheel is on upside-down, though.
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"I reject your conjecture and substitute my actual experience."
Try changing the Bentleys' plugs out in the driveway & see how much you like your 300.
As for them being "slow" it's partially true. They are "kinda" slow. The continental GT (the one in the pictures) does 12.9 and has a top speed of 198MPH (318kmh), the GT SPEED does 12.5 and has a top of 204MPH (328kmh) then the SuperSports does 11.8-12.0 depending on your sources 0-60 in 3.7 and a top speed of 205 MPH( 330kmh) and also had the world record on ICE, yes ICE at 205.48mph (330.6kmh) plus they used the convertible! Not to bad for a car that weighs around 5200lbs.
And I thought the 8000$ carbon ceramic brakes were horrible on the wallet
My bother in law had that car before selling it to his buddy. He got it at 5000km then only had to do the service on it at 25000km and 50 000km that cost around 4000$. I think that isin't at all bad considering the type of car and keeping in mind that these are ultra reliable and he drove it all year for over 3 years, snow and all with no problems at all.
Below is a site that confirms this, kinda.
quote from this site Cost of Ownership of an Exotic Luxury Car
2) Bentley Continental GT
The Bentley Continental GT has always been one of my all time favorite daily drivers. It is a superb blend of luxury and sport, refined by an unmatched quality of craftsmanship found all over the car but it does come at a price. The cost of ownership on the Bentley makes it the second most expensive car to maintain in our line up. Basic oil changes will run you $500 annually, while yearly service will vary from $1400 to $2500 depending on what you need done. We estimated that the average cost of driving a 2005 Bentley GT 10,000 miles per year was $3200 assuming nothing broke. The cost of the maintenance on the Bentley is not that bad, but can give you a heart attack should it break outside of its warranty period. Most dealer charge over $140 an hour to work on Bentley cars and parts are rare and expensive, but more importantly almost non existent in the aftermarket world. You better have a great relationship with your Bentley dealer."
Last edited by Geri1310; 11-28-2011 at 11:33 AM.
Is it me or does the shifter look almost as the one in the 300. Just with a Bentley emblem on it.