Icon – Bentley Continental GT Speed
Why's this Bentley special?
Because it's the fastest Bentley the company has ever made, capable of taking you to 205mph in the comfort of a luxury leather cocoon. You'll hit 60mph in four seconds – and a further five will take you to 100mph. Enough to get you in a great deal of trouble in minimal time.
Bet it drinks fuel...
Actually, no. If you drive it carefully – though nobody with a pulse will – the Continental GT Speed is meant to be 12 per cent more fuel and CO2 efficient than previous versions of the GT W12 engine, returning a combined 28mpg. But you won't be rivalling your diesel estate for miles-per-gallon anytime soon – the twin-turbo engine has 616bhp.
How luxurious are we talking, here?
It's got an 8-inch touchscreen display so you can mess around with the car's expensive Naim 8-speaker audio system, which includes a 6-disc CD changer, iPod support, SD card reader and 15GB hard disc for your digital beats. There's even a telephone and navigation built in so you don't get lost as much. The interior is wrapped in soft leather, hand-crafted and covered in wood veneer with a smattering of metal to keep things modern.
How much is all that luxury going to dent my wallet?
Considering the Continental GT sells new for around £137,000, we can imagine the new Continental GT Speed costing £150,000 at least. So you could buy a house, but why do that when you can sleep in this magnificent car instead?