Bentley introduce its fasted production model ever – the Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe
What’s the lowdown with the Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe
Bentley has revealed its eye-popping new high-performance model: the Continental GT Speed coupe. Making its international debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this model is the fastest ever production Bentley yet.
Combining contemporary luxury and a distinctly sporting character, this new model treats its drivers to edgy yet agile handling and voguish designs.
This Continental GT Speed owes its majestic power and brawny nature to its twin turbocharged-W12 engine that is capable of developing 625 PS at 6000 rev/min, a torque of 800 Nm and achieves 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds, with an amazing speed of 205 mph.
Drive goes to all four wheels, through a new close-ratio eight-speed automatic gearbox that contributes significantly to the remarkable 12% improvement in fuel economy. The lowered ride height and tweaked steering and suspension are aimed at giving sharper handling.
Some of the features we can expect to enjoy are dark-tinted air intakes, 21 inch alloy wheels, upgraded cabin materials and ‘rifled’ finished exhaust tailpipes.
The Bentley Continental GT for almost a decade has defined high performance and luxury and the success of the unique W12 engine has made Bentley the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder engines. The Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe is set to solidify that claim.
This Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe is one of the best and fastest yet and apart from the stunning specification, this is one very eco-friendly car. Using only the finest natural materials, the hand-crafted cabin features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard and we’re pretty sure this Bentley will be truly tremendous.
First deliveries are expected in the Autumn.