Would You Drive A Purple Bentley?

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It may be the cheapest new Bentley you can buy, but the Bentley GT V8 is also our favorite. Also, at $208,650, it's not actually that cheap. But would you drive a purple one?


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Give credit to Bentley, they've moved away from the staid greens and silvers most luxury carmakers are known for lately. Have you seen the bright magenta 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed? Madness.

Photo Credit: Mike @ eGarage.com

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I don't really see what's all the fuss about Bentleys... They are pimped out VWs with AWD and big engines. Is there anything wrong with that ? No, not at all, they make great cruisers. Probably fun if your daily commute is on a piece of unrestricted autobahn. But otherwise it's not gonna be any better than it would be in Audi A8 3.0 TDI.

Because it's designed to be a cruiser it's not gonna put too much of a smile on your face when you floor it either. Sure, it's fast, but it's not bonkers, it doesn't want to be.

Since you can't enjoy it's ability to cruise at 200+ km/h (unless you live near the autobahn), can't enjoy tire-shredding-rear-dancing-acceleration (because it's an AWD cruiser, not a muscle car)... where can you enjoy it ? On a track day ? You would make a fool out of yourself. Maybe arriving at a party... but you might be confused with a pimp-rapper-drug-dealer.

Oh and the looks... I could forget everything I said if the car was a beautiful one. But it's not (yeah, I know beauty is in the eye of the be(er)holder). I don't like the "90's style merc headlights", the huge "pimp grill", the wheels... the posh interior...

So no ! I would not drive a purple bentley. I would totally drive a purple Ferrari or SLS AMG though...