The Bentley Continental GT’s resume doesn’t include any mentions about crash tests performed by an official organization. Nevertheless, the coupe comes with certain attributes that inspire confidence as far as this chapter is concerned.
It all kicks off with the active safety - the recent refresh received by the Continental GT saw the adoption of a 40:60 bias for the all-wheel drive system. The new setup brings a more neutral handling compared to the previous 50:50 one, which was more prone to understeer.
The standard cast iron brakes have no shame in dealing with the inertia of the car and the vehicle offers standard features such as drag torque control and aquaplane detection. In addition to that, you can opt for carbon-ceramic stopping power.
The adaptive cruise control, LED daytime running lights and tire pressure monitoring system are also worthy of being mentioned here.
As for the passive safety, we have to tell you that the ultra-generous size and mass of the vehicle doesn’t only pay out in terms of comfort, but also holds impressive crash structures and guarantees extra protection in the event of an impact. In addition to that, it’s hard to find too many passenger cars that outweigh this Bentley, so, in the unfortunate event of a crash, you’ll also benefit from a superior mass advantage.
Apart for the two dual-stage front airbags, all passengers receive individual side airbags, together with the side curtain airbags. The list is completed by knee airbags for the driver and the front passenger.
On top of all that, we’ll mention that the nature of the car also provides a feeling of security. Bentley’s sporting credentials mean that, unlike certain luxury vehicles, the Continental GT doesn’t provide an entirely detached driving experience. In other words, the driver gets enough feel to always be alert and ready to react to any kind of situation, at least as far as this chapter is concerned.Continue reading