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Bentley Continental vs Lexus RC

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Bentley Continental
Bentley Continental

2023 price

Lexus RC
Lexus RC

$51,990 - $119,888

2020 price

Summary

2023 Bentley Continental
2020 Lexus RC
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Twin Turbo V8, 4.0L

V6, 3.5L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
11.1L/100km (combined)

9.4L/100km (combined)
Seating
4

4
Dislikes
  • A thirst for petrol
  • A surprising amount of options
  • Too many optional safety features

  • Infuriating multimedia system
  • Token second row of seats
  • Not very fuel efficient
2023 Bentley Continental Summary

Bentley has been building cars for more than 100 years, but the famous British brand was re-born 20 years ago when it launched the Continental GT.

The sporty coupe and convertible reinvigorated the brand, returning it to its former glory days when it made cars that were dynamic and not just big and luxurious.

Now onto its third generation, the Continental GT has not only helped Bentley re-establish itself but also become a modern motoring icon.

Which is what the company wanted, an iconic model, like the Porsche 911 that could be a flagbearer for the brand.

Like the 911, this latest iteration is available in multiple forms, and we’re testing the Continental GT S Convertible, a two-door, four-seat grand tourer - with an emphasis on the ‘grand’.

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2020 Lexus RC Summary

If it wasn’t for this review appearing on your screen right now, would you have even remembered the Lexus RC was a thing?

At the time of writing, the RC is actually the fifth most popular model in its sports car segment. Yep, only the two-door versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class, and BMW 4 Series and Z4 sell better.

So, why is the RC seemingly invisible? But more importantly, does it deserve to be? Let’s test the RC 350 F Sport to find out.

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