Bentley Continental GT V8 S is rollercoaster ride

When you have spent four years in F1, it takes something special to make you smile – and this week I couldn’t wipe the grin from my face.

I had the pleasure of test-driving the Bentley Continental GT V8 S. It is an immersive, impressive, luxurious experience from the moment the engine growls into life.

You can hear the V8 roar either by using the key, if you’re old-school like me, or with the keyless entry, as Bentley slide into 2014 with a foot proudly in their old-school past.

The car unlocks itself when you’re in close range with the key in hand. The front seats automatically adjust and your seatbelt is actually passed to you by a mechanical arm.

But you have to do the driving yourself — and what a pleasure that is. The acceleration is unbelievable. Think back to your first rollercoaster ride. It is that — and then some.

Read Jake's column for Sun Motors in full here.

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