We have to love spy photographers. It’s great when they get in there and snap shots of cars that want to keep top secret. The latest vehicle to be uncovered is the 2012 Bentley Continental GT. From the looks of these photographs the next Continental GT will be receiving a face lift and it looks as if the designers performing the surgery think there’s not much to change. Cosmetic changes are very subtle, almost unrecognizable to the untrained eye. The new Continental will feature new headlights - similar to those of the new Mulsanne - new, revised, front air ducts, and a new set of wheels. Does anyone else see an Aston Martin morphed into the side of the car or is it just us?
The 2012 Continental is also expected to go on a diet by using an aluminum space frame, comparable to that of the Audi R8. Expect improved performance from the 6.0 liter W12 although the new Continental will most likely not receive a substantial amount of power. A redesigned interior will provide the driver with new, modern conveniences while also allowing them to customize their ride.
The 2012 Bentley Continental GT will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October with sales beginning in 2011. Prices will start at £130,000.
We should be receiving more photos and information as the Paris Motor Show draws near and we’ll make sure and pass that along.
UPDATE 08/19/2010: Check out Bentley’s new teaser images for the Continental GT!