Oxford Diecast 76BCGT002 00 Bentley Continental GT Tungsten
The Bentley Continental GTin 1:76 is altogether one sleek looking motor and it looks particularly good inthe colour scheme distinguished grey with black interior. It is registered simply 21 WO after company founder Walter Owen Bentley. Exterior detail is finished in silver and black - note the black and silver wheels especially which incorporate the B hubcaps. The radiator is also black with silver grille lines above which the winged Bentley badge features on the edge of the bonnet and again in the centre of the boot. An interesting addition to this model is the obscuration frame on the windscreen. It replicates the painted black enamel frame baked round the windows at the time of manufacture and it serves a purpose too, aiding heat distribution when the windscreen is heated up to obtain the bend in the glass.
The Bentley Continental GT was introduced in 2003 and is still being manufactured today at Bentley's Crewe works. Classed as a grand tourer, it was designed by Dirk van Braeckel and is available as a 2 + 2 fastback coupe or a 2 + 2 convertible. Prices start at £151,800 and £167,000 respectively. The Bentley Continental was the first released by Bentley under Volkswagen AG management after the German car company acquired it in 1998. It was also the first Bentley to be manufactured using mass production techniques, after almost a century of hand-built Bentley models. Performance-wise, you can expect 23 mpg across the board which comes down to 16-17 mpg in town from the 6.0L twin turbo-charged V12 engine.