This is where the Continental GT’s identity as a luxury product, distinct even from many of its closest rivals, is forged. Bentley’s cockpit is a sensory treat of various layers and courses.
The mood it plays to is one of classic wood-panelled, chrome-trimmed, deep-piled, leather-bound opulence, so if you prefer avant-garde design to the look and feel of a vintage drawing room, it may not be for you.
Just don’t underestimate the car’s ability to wear away the reservations of even the staunchest progressive, with its sheer sumptuousness and appealing material authenticity.
A fully digital and configurable instrument panel replaces the last car’s analogue clocks ahead of the driver and it operates very much like Audi’s Virtual Cockpit set-up.
You can make it display analogue dials at full scale with centrally inset infotainment information, navigation mapping or live video feed from the infrared night-vision camera, or you can have that inset secondary display at larger scale in place of the car’s rev counter and water temperature gauge.