Bentley promises “the most dynamic car in its history”.
Bentley has unveiled the GT Speed version of the Continental , its luxury coupe. And the performances are there! Bentley announces a top speed of 335 km / h and a 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds , all in a comfort worthy of the standing of the brand.
To propel the heavy coupe with these stratospheric looks, Bentley relies on the brand’s usual 6-liter W12 . Revisited for the occasion, it develops 659 hp here (24 more than on the classic Continental GT W12), and above all a gargantuan torque of 900 Nm .
To make the Continental GT Speed more dynamic, Bentley fitted it with an electronic locking differential (for the first time on a Bentley), as well as four-wheel steering. This last system is for the occasion recalibrated to be more aggressive , and to reduce understeer when entering a curve. The management of the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox has also been revised.
Discreet evolution for the Continental GT Speed
Bentley, on the other hand, is not talking about weight loss . Too bad because the Continental GT reaches 2.2 tonnes! And in the end, even if the British firm promises “the most dynamic car in its history”, this new version of the Continental GT Speed does not seem much sportier than the classic Continental GT W12.
Inside and out, the changes are also subtle . The grille becomes black, the sills are reworked, and specific rims are offered. On board, it’s the same story: the choice of materials is simply widened, with Alcantara or black aluminum for the central console.
With the exception of a few badges, it is not easy to distinguish the GT Speed from the “base” GT . No extravagant shield or fin … And it’s probably better like that, for a very British refinement .