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2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed

The capabilities of Bentley’s flagship Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed are cemented further in 2014 with enhancements to its supercar performance and unrivalled refinement.

Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine has been pushed even further, now developing 635 PS (626 bhp / 467 kW) and a record 820 Nm of torque. The new Bentley GT Speed coupe reaches a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h) – the fastest production Bentley ever – while the revised convertible can reach 203 mph (327 km/h). With its Speed chassis setup of a lowered and stiffened suspension, the most powerful car in the Continental family offers the most high performance and luxurious Grand Touring experience.

The extra dynamic performance of the Continental flagship model is complemented by a more distinctive visual presence. The sharp front splitter, discrete side skirts and elegant rear diffuser are finished to match the exterior paint colour for the first time. The new GT Speed is given a more signature look through the use of a dark tint finish applied to the 21” Speed wheel design, headlamps and tail lamps. The exterior modifications are completed with red-painted brake callipers and a stylish chrome “Speed” badge fitted to the front fenders, while a new signature Speed paint colour of Candy Red is now available.

The visual changes continue inside the cabin of the GT Speed, starting with a completely new colour split reserved exclusively for the Speed models. Starting with a dark monotone interior, accent stripes in a contrasting colour are applied across the doors, rear panels, fascia wings, inner console and gear lever. Matching contrasting stitching is then sewn to various aspects of the cabin, with a new cost option to continue contrast stitching through the diamond quilting of the seats and doors. Speed branding is also sewn to the front and rear headrests, while a subtle yet elegant chrome “Speed” badge adorns the passenger side fascia panel.

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In Detail

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type Series Production Car
released at 2014 Geneva Motor Show
built at Crewe, England
engine W12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Twin Turbo
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material ALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Multi-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement 5998 cc / 366.02 in³
bore 84 mm / 3.3 in
stroke 90.2 mm / 3.6 in
power 467 kw / 626.2 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 104.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 269.91 bhp per tonne
torque 820 nm / 604.8 ft lbs @ 1700 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels Continuous AWD
front tires 275 35 R21 Pirelli PZero
rear tires 275 35 R21 Pirelli PZero
front brakes Ventilated Steel Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Steel Discs
front wheels F 53.3 x 24.1 cm / 21 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 53.3 x 24.1 cm / 21 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Trapezoidal Multi-Link w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 2320 kg / 5116 lbs
length 4806 mm / 189.2 in
width 1944 mm / 76.5 in
height 1394 mm / 54.9 in
transmission ZF 8-speed Automatic
gear ratios 4.71:1, 3.14:1, 2.1:1, 1.67:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1
final drive 2.85:1
top speed ~331.45 kph / 206 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~9.0 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~4.2 seconds
fuel econ epa 18.09 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa 11.76 L/100 km or 20 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
urban fuel econ eu 22.2 L/100 km or 10.60 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 10.1 L/100 km or 23.29 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 14.5 L/100 km or 16.22 mpg-us
fuel capacity 90 litres or 23.76 gal.