The fastest-ever production model has thundered off the Bentley production line. Due to make its international debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Continental GT Speed is said to be able to reach 329 km/h. For the imperialists among us, that’s 205 mph.
Features include lowered, uprated suspension, sharper steering, signature Speed design cues, Mulliner Driving Specification cabin and new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission that helps improve economy and CO2 emissions by 12 per cent overall.
Bentley’s 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 has been uprated to produce 460 kW/800 N.m. It reportedly dispatches the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in 4,2 seconds. Permanent all-wheel drive, standard on all Continental models, uses a central Torsen differential. Bloodline. Bentley says that inspiration for the GT Speed came from the legendary Speed models dating from 1923, based on the existing 3-litre. The coveted 3-litre Speed Model featured twin SU carburettors and a higher compression ratio engine.
Wallpaper: Bentley Continental GT Speed 2013