Bentley have finally released details of the new Continental GT Speed, the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101 year history and ultimate performance-focused interpretation of the world’s benchmark luxury Grand Tourer. The pinnacle performance Continental GT features advanced chassis technology harnessed specifically for the new model.
What makes it individual?
- Highly advanced chassis – with four new technologies - increases sporting ability yet maintains ride comfort
- All-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle agility and stability
- Revised version of renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine delivers 659 PS (650 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb ft)
- Unique exterior detailing includes 22” Speed wheels and sports sills
- Highly customizable!
- Interior trimmed in hide and Alcantara with 15 colours and 11 further combinations
The new GT Speed is the ultimate performance-focused expression of Bentley’s definitive Grand Tourer, yet maintains the luxury, comfort and usability of its siblings. It is equipped with an uprated version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering 659 PS (650 bhp) a 4 per cent increase of 24 PS over the current W12 model, whilst maintaining an extraordinary 900 Nm (664 lb.ft) of torque. With exceptional handling, this results in a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds), a reduction of 0.1 second.
Both engine and transmission have been deliberately calibrated to suit the car’s driver-focused credentials. This is most noticeable in SPORT mode, where the twin-turbocharged W12 has been tuned to keep the engine in the power band longer by up-shifting later, or downshifting earlier. This creates a more eager response to the driver’s throttle inputs.
The cabin of the new Continental GT Speed showcases Bentley’s expertise in creating the world’s finest automotive interiors. Handcrafted materials blend with unique trim and badging that are only available in the Speed and can be further personalised if desired.
The luxurious interior can be further personalised with a choice of 15 main and 11 secondary hide colours, as well as the use of Alcantara leather for the Speed colour split. The centre console can be finished in new dark tint engine turned aluminium, bringing a beautifully patterned finish.
Maintaining Bentley’s philosophy of the vehicle feeling progressive and secure, yet still be dynamic, this approach rewards drivers of all abilities. To achieve this philosophy in BENTLEY and COMFORT mode, overall grip is balanced between the front and rear wheels, in SPORT this mode has been calibrated with a more rear-biased torque–split in all driving scenarios.
I know it will be expensive there is no question about that, but that doesn't mean that we aren't excited for this!
Posted 23/03/2021 Back to Blog