2019 Bentley Continental GT first drive: Return of the King

Faced with a cross-country jaunt, the super-rich – those for whom the 2019 Bentley Continental GT’s six-figure price tag would not be a deal-breaker – have an enviable choice. Flying privately is, of course, the go-to for the 1-percent. Yet the allure of a super-luxe grand tourer, combined with the right road, could be enough to make you leave the Learjet behind.

While its name may be too glottal to be entirely charming, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is undoubtedly one such route. Cutting through the Austrian Alps, its epic scenery is only rivaled by the sinuous curves and frenetic switchbacks that make it one of the must-drive roads for the automotively eager. Push hard, and the Glossglockner acts as a magnifier: every joy is enhanced, yet any flaw in your chariot of choice is dragged out and displayed.

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