Bentley is among the most prestigious automobile manufacturers in the world, with cars selling for well into the six figures. Besides exuding luxury, Bentley automobiles are also known for offering solid to great performance. Now, with the Continental GT Speed, the famed automaker is looking to up the ante.
The Continental GT Speed features a 6.0 liter twin-turbo W12 engine that will produce 664 ft lbs of torque and 650 horsepower. The “Speed” variant marks a 24 horsepower boost over the standard edition W12 engine. The engine is paired with an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that has been calibrated to shift gears twice as fast.
The Bentley Continental GT Speed is far from a small car and its curb weight is expected to top 5,000 lbs. Many hypercars weigh in at 3,000 pounds or less. Still, owing to the excellent transmission and powerful engine, this Bentley is expected to hit 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and should top out at around 208 miles per hour.
These numbers wouldn’t be bad for a light and sporty supercar. For a large, more comfortable Bentley, they’re quite excellent. Speaking of comfort, the Continental GT Speed offers the luxurious interior drivers expect when they get behind the wheel of a Bentley.
Price hasn’t been announced yet, but with the starting prices for the regular Continental GT starting at just over $200,000, don’t expect this Bentley for sale to be cheap.
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