Paris Hilton and her Pink Bentley Continental GT

Alright, the story’s not entirely clear on whether Paris Hilton purchased this Bentley Continental GTon her own, or if it was a gift from a sponsor or client, but in either case, it is¬†startlingly¬†appropriate! To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of Miss Hilton, but I’ve always admired how she managed to leverage her 15 minutes of fame into – so far – a lifetime of wealth and fame, quite separate from her own family’s not inconsiderable wealth. Anyways, back to what really matters in life: pink cars! We all know that Paris is quite fond of glitz and diamonds, and it’s no surprise that her car comes fully equipped with a diamond-encrusted dashboard, as well as pink leather everywhere.

Paris Hilton in her Pink Bentley Continental GT
Paris Hilton in her Pink Bentley Continental GT

Paris supposedly got this as a Christmas gift to herself back in 2008, for the princely sum of about $400,000. With a W12 Volkswagen twelve-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine under the hood, busting at the seams with 552 horsepower and 479 lb/ft of torque, and capable of pushing this massive automobile to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, this is not a car for shy, blushing maidens! Ok, no problems. I don’t think Paris is shy …

Paris Hilton shows off her Pink Bentley Continental GT
Paris Hilton shows off her Pink Bentley Continental GT

I’ve read a lot of articles about this car, and the consensus seems to be that it is ghastly. Somehow, Bentley itself must be cringing to see one of its own so bedecked and bedazzled, but I don’t think so. Buying super-expensive cars and dressing them up to gain attention is a national – nay, international – pastime. Just think of the thousands of pink Mary Kay Cadillac, for example. I don’t think the Continental GT minds getting dressed up for a Barbie party anymore than a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am minds having a cheap spoiler and rear wing attached, and having its muffler modified “for performance gains”. Honestly, I’d rather drive around in a pink Bentley.