The design lineage of the new Bentley Continental GT, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, harks back the 1950s R-Type Continental, a storied fastback grand tourer that was the original ultimate luxury sedan.

The new Continental GT’s W12 engine now produces even more power, with 567 hp and sharper acceleration times throughout the range, while the roomier cabin cossets you in sybaritic style.

The design recalls the 1950s R-Type Continental, the original ultimate luxury sedan

Here we see it prowling through the streets of Barcelona like a supermodel on a shopping spree. It’s almost indecent.

The Continental’s signature styling cues remain but the sculpted new body delivers even crisper, more highly defined feature lines and form to every area of the exterior design.

The end result is bolder, more athletic, insanely luxurious and worth every penny of the $189,900 sticker price.

If you break any laws to get it we forgive you, even if the magistrate doesn’t.

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