Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Bentley Continental GT Speed - First Look

Bentley Continental GT Speed - First Look

The Mental Continental

Oct 4, 2007
SHARE
Epcp_0711_05_z+bentley_continental_gt_speed+front_view Photo 1/4   |   Bentley Continental GT Speed - First Look

Inspired by the legendary 'Speed' models that first appeared in 1923, the new Bentley Continental GT Speed is the most powerful production Bentley ever. And the first to top 200 mph. Its W12 engine develops nine percent more power (600 hp) and 15 percent more torque (553 lb-ft) than the standard Continental GT, while engine efficiency is optimized by the use of lower friction, lighter components and a new management system. The result is a top speed of 202 mph and a zero-to-60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds. Although the regular Continental GT remains pretty quick: top speed is 198 mph, and zero-to-60 mph happens in 4.6 seconds.

This model heralds a subtle new look for the Continental in general, with wider, lower air intakes and a more upright grille. Sporty design touches for the GT Speed include a dark-tinted grille and larger sport tailpipes. Complementing the car's high performance is a chassis tune with a lower ride height, sharper handling and greater agility. Springs and anti-roll bars are uprated, and the rear bushings are stiffer. Fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes are available as an option. Both cars benefit from internal efficiencies to deliver reduced fuel consumption and emissions, both by around 3.5 percent. The GT Speed is available from December 2007 with an MSRP that's 10 bucks short of $200,000.

SHARE ARTICLE
Michael Febbo
56 Articles

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE CARS

Taking one of the most lavish and powerful convertibles in the world to a place least suitable for it
Matt ZuchowskiMay 22, 2015
When Milltek decided to develop a new Classic Line, one employee saw it as the opportunity to build the GTI he always wanted.
Michael FebboMay 22, 2015
Russian tuner Top Car looks to redefine eastern block tuning
Ian KuahMay 15, 2015
Toyota is putting the RAV4 into Rally America.
Sam DuMay 12, 2015
A crossover SUV that can do more than just haul groceries.
Sam DuMay 12, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP