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Julie Newmar
Bentley Continental GT geared toward wide-open spaces, including parking spots
Bentley Continental GT geared toward wide-open spaces, including parking spots

Saying it became a chore to drive a particular car probably wouldn't catch your attention. Telling you that car was the 2011 Bentley Continental GT with a $215,675 price tag might. For four days and just over 200 miles, I was witness to a car with face-stretching acceleration, the road presence of a gilded tank and the social panache of a silver screen starlet. And I found nearly the whole experience tedious. Yes, you're reading this right. It's possible to get tired of driving a 12-cylinder leviathan that has enough power to send the space shuttle Endeavor into orbit. And one with esteemed provenance, no less. Owned for decades by Rolls Royce and bought by Volkswagen in...

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