Jeremy Clarkson calls Bentley Continental “the best people’s car”October 3, 2019
The famous British journalist chose the best cars of 2019. The co-host of the show The Grand Tour called the “best supercar of the year” Ferrari 488 Pista, and the “people’s car”, in his opinion, is the Bentley Continental GT V8. The awards were awarded as part of the annual English tabloid award The Sun.
Clarkson noted that the Bentley brand belongs to the Volkswagen concern, whose name literally translates as “people’s car.” “Secondly, where I live, all people have their own helicopters, so Bentley can be called a machine for the people. During my reviews, I am constantly slightly surprised at how cheap these machines are compared to how I might have guessed, ”said the journalist.
The third-generation Bentley Continental GT V8 is equipped with a four-liter “eight” with two turbines, developing 500 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque. The coupe is capable of gaining the first “hundred” in 4.0 seconds, and the convertible accelerates to 100 km / h one second slower. The maximum speed of both versions is 318 km per hour. In the UK, prices for the Bentley Continental GT V8 start at 148,000 pounds
As for the Ferrari 488 Pista, Clarkson called it “just an incredible car that behaves like no other supercar both on the track and on a normal road.” The Italian car is equipped with a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, which several times became the winner of the contest “International Engine of the Year”.
The Ferrari 488 Pista engine produces 720 hp. and 770 Nm of torque, which allows the coupe to gain 100 kph in 2.85 seconds, and its maximum speed is 340 km per hour.
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