Bentley has revealed the particular all-powerful ‘Speed’ version from the Continental GT, coming with increased power and rear-wheel guiding
The particular Bentley Continental GT V8 makes so much more feeling than the W12 . If you like your own grand tourers as extreme as possible, though, the charm is understandable, particularly if your own W12 Conti of choice may be the new GT Speed.
It includes a tickled version of that six. 0-litre beast of an motor, with the power output rising from 626 to 650bhp, while the torque remains being at 664lb ft. 0-60mph now takes just several. 6 seconds, an improvement associated with two tenths, and the max speed is 208mph. That’s 6mph more than a standard W12 Ls, and 1mph higher than the particular W12 Flying Spur.
The uplift within performance isn’t the only thing the velocity has over its ‘lesser’ stablemates. Bentley has additionally given the car a rear-wheel steering system which is “significantly more active” than the set up found on the Flying Spur, along with a new electronically-controlled limited-slip gear.
Established it to Sport setting, and the Continental GT transmits more power to the rear the standard W12 does, while the eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox shifts cogs twice as quickly. The digital stability control can easily be switched off if preferred, but when remaining on, it intervenes a lot later than it utilized to. As before, there’s the three-chamber air suspension set up and active anti-roll pubs powered by a 48-volt subsystem.
The Ls GT Speed’s huge metal brakes can be swapped pertaining to optional carbon ceramics, lopping 33kg from the car’s unsprung mass. The vast brake discs are squeezed by 10-piston calipers at the front and four-pot calipers at the rear.
The particular stoppers live under 22-inch wheels bespoke to the GRAND TOURING, which have been added along with modified front and rear bumpers plus sportier side dresses.
Inside, there is the inevitable increase in Alcantara use plus some ‘Speed’ badging, but as with all of Bentley’s models, how it appears is very much up to you. You can find 15 main leather covers to choose from, and a dizzying selection of dashboard veneers on offer. Crewe’s legendary leather quilting provides standard.
The price is not known, but to give you an idea showing how much it might cost, the conventional W12 starts at £159, 000 and can easily end up being specced beyond £200, 1000. It’ll be launched within the third quarter of 2021.