Bentley are well known, these days, more for their ability to create an elegant car that is sophisticated and comfortable than their ability to make a high-performance sports car with superb handling. Yet something tells us the 600 BHP Continental GT Speed might change this perception.
The Continental GT Speed is the most powerful production to come out of Bentley. Ever! And the first to top 320 km/ hour. A potent addition to the company’s highly successful Continental series, the GT Speed extends the appeal of the Continental GT coupé to driving enthusiasts who place high value on outright performance and agile handling.
The Continental GT Speed is powered by a 600 BHP W12 engine which can get the car to 100 km/ hour from a stand still in about 4.5 seconds and, as we mentioned earlier, to a top speed of 326 km/ hour. The car’s road holding has also not been left out with a few suspension and chassis upgrades which rest well on the very wide 20-inch rims.
Basic Continental GT Speed Specs:
- The most powerful Bentley production car ever; the W12 engine delivers 449 kW of power and 750 Nm of torque.
- Top speed of 326 km/ hour.
- 0-100 km/ hour in 4.5 seconds and 0-160 km/ hour in 10.2 seconds.
- CO2 emissions reduced by 3.5 percent to 396 g/km, with a similar reduction in fuel consumption as a result of improved engine efficiency.