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Rapid Review: Taking Bentley's new Continental GT V-8 S to the track
Rapid Review: Taking Bentley's new Continental GT V-8 S to the track

Roaring down a racetrack at 140 mph, plowing through a chicane, carving up a hairpin turn, this is not the typical environment of Bentleys. The valet stand at Nobu, perhaps. Or pulling off Sunset Boulevard into Bel-Air. But Bentley has a racing heritage it says is baked into all of its models, including its newest: the sport-oriented Continental GT V-8 S. And the automaker wants buyers to know about it. So we’re out in Thermal on an unseasonably hot March morning taking a brilliant blue, 5,000-pound, $250,000 coupe around a course more appropriate for a lithe little Porsche Cayman than a lumbering Bentley. PHOTOS: Bentley's Continental GT V-8 S As out of place as a Bentley...