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Bentley unveils new Continental GT Speed

Historic name gains modern technologies to be ‘most capable’ Bentley ever


The newest Bentley has a historic name but modern technologies that the British car company promises make the new Continental GT Speed “the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever,” yet with “no compromise to comfort or luxury.”

“Designed, engineered, developed and handcrafted in Bentley’s carbon neutral luxury automotive factory, this new third-generation model builds on a long tradition of Speed variants,” the company proclaimed.

“Originally introduced with the highly acclaimed, first-generation Continental GT Speed in 2007 – itself inspired by the 3-Litre Speed models of the 1920s, the latest GT Speed continues the bloodline by representing the ultimate combination of luxury and performance in a Grand Touring package.” 

Bentley unveils new Continental GT Speed
Bentley unveils new Continental GT Speed

Bentley said four new technologies enhance the car’s performance. Those technologies are all-wheel steering (in addition to “active” all-wheel drive), an electronic rear differential, carbon ceramic brakes with 10-piston front calipers, and a revised version of the 6.0-liter W12 engine rated at 650 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.

Bentley said the car, which rides on 22-inch wheels, can sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 208 mph.

Interior features include leather and Alcantara surfaces in 15 colors and 11 “combinations,” as well as a dark-tint engine-turned aluminum option for an even more technical look.

Pricing was not included in the Bentley reveal announcement.

Bentley unveils new Continental GT Speed

For more information, visit the Bentley website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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