Red-painted brake callipers and a dark tint finish enhance the 21-inch Speed alloy wheels and the Bentley ‘B’ at the centre of each wheel. At the rear, twin rifled exhaust pipes form subtle ellipses below the bumper. Above, LED tail lights provide a clear signal to following vehicles. At the front, powerful Bi-Xenon headlights feature LED daytime running lights. The Speed emblem is an understated addition to the fender, while the winged ‘B’ badge graces both bonnet and boot lid.
Step inside the new Bentley Continental GT Speed and you are greeted by a classy Piano Black wood veneer. Leather plays a key part in the cockpit too, providing an inviting and tactile connection between you and the car. A diamond-quilted pattern adorns leather seats and the Speed legend is etched subtly on each headrest. There are 17 hide colours and colour splits to choose from, ensuring that you are able to truly personalise the interior. A knurled sports gear lever and drilled alloy sports foot pedals are part of the Mulliner Driving Specification. This comes as standard with the GT Speed and tastefully echoes those qualities possessed by the classic Continental of the early 1950s.
A 6.0-litre twin turbo-charged engine produces up to 626bhp and a maximum torque of 820Nm at 2,000rpm. The Continental GT Speed can go from 0-60mph in just four seconds and achieve a top speed of 206mph. Air springs feature Continuous Damping Control, and the vehicle’s sports suspension provides the opportunity to adjust height electronically. The W12 engine facilitates a full range of driving experiences, from near-silent cruising speeds to the throaty roar of acceleration.
The Continental GT Speed’s touchscreen infotainment system features a 30GB hard drive. Here you have access to up to 15GB of audio content of your choice, and as much mapping information as you could possibly need. This is your interface with the car’s current status at any given time, as it provides real-time data such as tyre-pressure monitoring. You can also enjoy music via the vehicle’s CD player or by attaching an SD card, iPod, MP3 player and more.
Bluetooth connectivity ensures that you can drive safely while keeping in touch with the outside world. It is also provides another way to listen to your favourite sounds, by streaming content from compatible hand-held devices. Whatever you choose to listen to, it is relayed through Balanced Mode Radiator speakers which deliver faithful sound reproduction with the utmost clarity.
Anti-lock brakes ensure stability even during acute braking, allowing you to turn the car. Electronic Stability Control applies braking pressure or reduces power from the engine where appropriate, so that you can maintain control of the vehicle on less-than-perfect road surfaces.
A wide range of airbags are in place, offering protection to all occupants from the front and side, as well as overhead and at knee position. Pre-tension seatbelts automatically tighten to prevent unnecessary injury if you are involved in a collision.
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed is available at each of our showrooms. If you would like to experience this vehicle at close quarters, please book a test drive via our website or call us.