Fifteen years ago, Bentley brought the world the luxury grand tourer it never knew it needed. This year, the Bentley Continental GT (approximately RM1.9 million) sees its third incarnation, and it has arrived in Malaysia.

What do you think when you think Continental? A formidable presence, with imposing cross-patterned front grille and four-eye headlight layout? That is all here, sleeker and sharper than ever before. A tapering two-door fastback profile — check. The handcrafted leather luxury that only the master artisans in Crewe can provide — check. And, yes: the twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine is back, this time capable of 626bhp and mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, propelling this elegant beast from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 333km/h.

Bentley, Kuala Lumpur