With the keys to a brand new Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 First Edition, I’m off in a search for the hypercars of Car Week! Cruising around in style and luxury, the likes of a Bugatti Chiron, 3 LaFerraris, a few Koenigseggs and Paganis and plenty more come my way. What an amazing car show, and what a way to get around!
The new Continental GT V8 carries a 550hp 770nm twin turbo V8 up front to effortlessly power the convertible around town with the roof down. Finished in Barnato green paintwork with a stunning finish to the interior, it also does so in elegance and comfort. I’m attending the weekend’s events with Bentley who are currently celebrating their 100th anniversary, so what could be better than to enjoy the moment with their latest production model.
Along the way I also came across the Continental GT Pikes Peak speed record car, fitted with a fantastic Akrapovic exhaust which we can take a list to. This is literally the very car that holds the production record at the famous event.
From a car spotting perspective; what an unbelievable day! When you find the latest models like the GT2 RS, 488 GTB and Huracan rolling around like taxis, the sense of what’s special starts to become challenging. The sheer count of hypercars though almost beggars belief, including other stand outs like the Ferrari F50, W Motors Fenyr Supersport, 2 Koenigseggs, 4 Paganis, a P1 GTR (albeit under cover) and much, much more.
There is no place quite like Monterey Car Week, and I certainly enjoyed my drive around in the new Continental GT to track day what’s about.
Thanks for watching, Tim