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Old 03-22-2019, 03:08 PM
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Default F12 vs Bentley Number 9

Curious to get an opinion from fellow GT3 owners... I just took delivery of my Brewster Green GT3 and have an opportunity to buy a Bentley Continental GT Number 9 edition. There are only 100 in the world and only 28 for North America. I love the color of the Bentley (I'm crazy for green cars) but for the same money (around $280k) I could get a very nicely specced F12. Can't have both...

So which 12 cylinder car would you go for? A gorgeous green Bentley which may depreciate like a sinking ship (or may not) or a screaming V12 in a slightly used F12?

Am I crazy for leaning towards the Bentley?
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Old 03-22-2019, 03:11 PM
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If you want a floating luxo barge with the finest interior that probably killed 20 cows just to fit all the leather in it, and also fast in a straight line, get the Bentley.

If you want a harder car with a lot harder performance and personality, with a screaming v12, get the F12.

Its a personal choice, I donĺt think the cars are very similar at all. for me, I would go F12 100%.
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Fcar everytime - I've had urges before to own a Bentley - and urge is instantly gone after a test drive.
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No question. F-12. On my short list of next cars I'm buying.
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F12 easy here vs the titanic
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For my taste, in the same way that I would not buy a 4 door sedan from Porsche (I've bought a Cayenne before, but I think there are better options nowadays), I would not buy a sports car from Bentley. I could buy a convertible, a Mulsanne or a Bentayga, but nothing to replace what i would require from anything sports car. By the way, I believe you can spec a nice Bentayga in a similar, if not the same, color and interior (this one is harder), and with the W12 (not with the same tuning as the #9, but you might try), in case you need an SUV.
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I had an f12 and its a blast, don't know your budget but 812 can be had for under msrp as well, I think bentley would get boring but that's just me. I'm sure it rides like a dream but f12 is an experience
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by carz80am View Post
I had an f12 and its a blast, don't know your budget but 812 can be had for under msrp as well, I think bentley would get boring but that's just me. I'm sure it rides like a dream but f12 is an experience
Wasn't aware the 812 could be had without prior dealer relationship let alone a discount... In any case, not a big fan of the new Ferrari design language so no 812 for me
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Originally Posted by heaven_inc View Post
Wasn't aware the 812 could be had without prior dealer relationship let alone a discount... In any case, not a big fan of the new Ferrari design language so no 812 for me
Talking about used, not new
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F12, I wouldnĺt even consider a Bentley.
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Easy opinion on my end....F12
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F12... easy.
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Have owned a few F and B cars...love both brands.

Probably would get F12. That said, drive both and see which one speaks to you.
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