Bentleys are huge, and it’s hard to imagine one barreling down the road at 205 miles per hour, but that’s exactly what the famed British brand has in mind.
It just took the wraps off its fastest model ever, Continental GT Speed coupe. The 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged 12-cylinder engine produces 616 horsepower, propelling the huge coupe past just about everything on the road — including the cops, if you wish.
Zero to 60 mph? Try 4 second flat.
The new Speed’s immense power is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a computer that makes shift changes imperceptible.
The chassis tune includes uprated steering and suspension systems and a lowered ride height. Outside there are huge 21-inch Speed wheels and Pirelli P Zero ultra-high performance tires. The result is a sportier and more engaging Bentley driving experience with tauter handling and improved agility.
“The new GT Speed, with its harder-edged, sportier character, reaffirms this pinnacle positioning and continues to broaden the worldwide appeal of the Continental coupe,” says Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s CEO.