The only equal of such limitless power is the exquisite reﬁnement to be found in the Speed’s redesigned cabin, this introduces a more dynamic look to the upholstery, with a smaller, tighter diamond pattern in the hide.
From the moment your hands grasp the new Continental GT Speed’s sport steering wheel, you’re aware you’re taking control of Bentley’s ultimate two-door coupé. The twin-turbo engine produces an awe-inspiring 64s PS and 840 Nm of torque yet, thanks to the variable power assisted steering – which provides increased economy and reduced emissions – the drive remains precise through the most demanding corner. If you love to drive far and fast but insist on travelling in absolute luxury, the Continental GT Speed awaits.
The Continental GT Speed's redesigned front and rear spoiler give fresh expression to the heritage of Bentley grand touring. The matrix grille and air intakes of the Speed are in a dark-tint chrome finish and are matched to equally striking dark-tint front and rear lamps. The dark-tint 21" Speed alloy wheels are unique to this model, and are also available in silver, should you prefer. Large, elliptical exhaust tailpipes feature a rifled interior, while the engine note that emerges from them is deeper and more emphatic.
Bentley's W12 is a remarkable engine, both for its performance and its architecture. Best described as two narrow angle V6 engines sharing a common crankshaft, it delivers the refinement and power of a twelve-cylinder engine whilst remaining compact. Fed by twin-turbochargers, the W12 Speed specification which powers the Continental GT Speed offers a full spectrum of performance from whisper-quiet cruise to snarling full-throttle acceleration.
When you drive a Bentley, leather provides the tactile connection between your hands and the high-performance grand tourer at your command. Smaller diamond upholstery, with a semi-aniline hide option, means the seats are unique to the Speed models and hold you securely under hard cornering. In fact, every soft-touch surface in the cockpit is hand-covered with leather produced using a special, traditional tanning process. Some might consider it excessive to offer a choice of carpet and seat belt colours that is as extensive as Bentley’s range of hides. But such people don’t work at Crewe, home of Bentley Motors.
|Max power||633 bhp / 472 kW / 642 PS @5900 rpm|
|Fuel Type||98 (95) RON|
|Combined||19.3 mpg 14.6 litres /100km|
|City driving (US)||12 US mpg|
|Highway driving (US)||21 US mpg|
|Maximum torque||840Nm / 620 lb.ft @2000 rpm|
|Max speed||206 mph / 331 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||338 g/km|
|Length||4818 mm / 189.7 in|
|Width||2226 mm / 87.6 in|
|Height||1391 mm / 54.8 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 108.1 in|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||2750 kg / 6063 lb|
|Boot Volume||358 Litres / 12.6 cu-ft|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons|
|Kerb Weight||2320 kg / 5115 lb|
|Emission Controls||EU 6 / LEV II|