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 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.
For more information, visit the Bentley website.