► Living with a Conti GT Convertible V8I had to go to B&Q the other day. Nobody smiled at me, nobody made a polite comment. I bought some lightbulbs, and went home. The trip was shocking for just how uneventful and unmemorable it was. It was the day after the Bentley went back to Crewe, and it was hard not to feel bereft. B-Day +1. Because the thing that really struck me about driving the Continental was not the epic drives, barrelling through big scenery, it was the little trips, the daily grind made remarkable. Not in the way it might be if you’re in a supercar, all fanfare and stress, but instead relaxing and sumptuous, a feeling that you are floating through a world of chaos and clutter on a pillowy ermine cloud, schussed along on zephyr winds of Chanel No5. We ran it over the winter, to see whether a £200k convertible was even remotely viable during a time when it might seem utterly inappropriate, and the GT just cruised it thanks to the quality of the engineering. Sometimes it was only the noise bouncing off roadside walls that reminded you it was a soft top. It refused to freeze… Read full this story
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