Bentley have revealed new details on the latest version of their Continental GT Speed, as well as updates on the GT and GTC models.
The new Continental GT Speed now comes with 625hp from its 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine – a 25hp increase from the previous Speed, and 50hp more than the current standard GT. The Continental GT Speed, as well as the normal GT and GTC now come connected to an eight-speed gearbox sending power to all wheels.
The Continental GT Speed also makes 800 Nm (590lb ft) of torque from 2,000-5,000rpm, which helps it get from 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds (0-100km/h is done in 4.2sec) and reach a claimed top speed of 205mph (330km/h) – the fastest ever Bentley production car. The GT Speed also comes with a modified chassis setup, in the form of: modified springs, a lowered ride height (10mm lower at the front and rear), retuning the electronic damping system and steering, as well retuning the anti-roll bars and bushes.
Torque split for the all-wheel drive system is 40:60 front to rear, and Bentley claims a 12 per cent increase in efficiency across the range. The Continental GT Speed will ride on 21-inch wheels, while cast-iron brake discs - measuring 405mm at the front and 335 at the back – are standard. Optional cross-drilled Carbon Silicon-Carbide brake discs (20kg lighter than the standard items) are available, measuring 420mm at the front and 356mm at the back.
An eight-inch touchscreen interface with a 30GB infotainment system and satellite navigation is included in the GT Speed. It also gets an eight-speaker system (a 12-speaker system is optional), a six-disc CD changer, an SD card reader, as well as iPod/USB connectivity.
The Continental GT Speed will make its public debut at the Moscow Motor Show on 29 August, however orders are already being taken. Deliveries should start in October this year.