Bentley Continental GT Speed Packs Even More Power, Adds Black Edition
Bumped-up boost for Bentley’s bruiser.
The fastest Bentley is now even more powerful. The Bentley Continental GT Speed now produces 633 hp and 619 lb-ft of torque, increases of 7 hp and 15 lb-ft, resulting in a 0-to-60-mph sprint of 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 206 mph.
Bentley says the modifications to the car's 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine result in a flat torque curve from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm, dramatically improving acceleration. Building the engine by hand takes over 12 hours and requires input from 30 different craftsmen. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive send power to the road.
The Bentley Continental GT Speed also gains a new Black Edition model, which is available on both coupe and convertible bodies. The Black Edition treatment adds gloss-black exterior trim, 21-inch black wheels, and brake calipers painted either red or black. But to break up all the black styling, the car's front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser can be painted in four different bright colors, including a new Cyber Yellow. Interior updates include carbon fiber trim and stitching for the leather seats that matches the exterior accent color.
Customers can order the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition now, with the first cars slated to reach customers in the summer.