With its 616-hp W12 engine and 205-mph top speed, the 2014 Continental GT
Speed is the fastest road-car Bentley has ever produced.
Powered by Bentley's iconic 6-liter twin-turbo W12 engine, the GT Speed develops 616 hp at 6,000 rev/min - up 50 hp versus the standard Continental GT - with 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque available from 2,000 to 5,000 rev/min for instantly accessible high performance. Coupled with a new ZF eight-speed close-ratio automatic transmission and state-of-the-art engine management software, the GT Speed despatches the zero-to-sixty sprint in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2s), reaching 100 mph (160 km/h) from a standing start in just 9.0 seconds.
In the Bentley Speed tradition, outstanding performance is matched by an enhanced chassis with up-rated springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, a lowered ride height (by 10mm front and rear) together with re-tuning of the electronically controlled damping and steering systems.
The Bentley Continental GT Speed's all-wheel-drive system, biased 60:40 in favor of the rear, offers reassuring stability and the potential to access the prodigious performance all year round in virtually any weather conditions or road surface.
Subtle signature design cues distinguish the GT Speed from its stable-mates, including exclusive 21-inch, ten-spoke alloy wheels, dark-tint matrix to the radiator shell and lower bumper grilles and 'rifled' exhaust tailpipes. Inside the handcrafted cabin, the Speed models are specified exclusively with the Mulliner Driving Specification, featuring quilted, perforated leather and bright metal detailing plus a broader choice of optional technical finishes. This now includes the exclusive-to-Speed dark tint aluminum as well as carbon fiber. The result is a highly distinctive, contemporary, sporting, luxury coupe.