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

submitted byanonymous
typeSeries Production Car
released at2014 Geneva Motor Show
built atCrewe, England
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationTwin Turbo
block materialALUSIL Aluminium-Silicon Alloy w/Silicon Crystal Liners
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedMulti-point Electronic Sequential Indirect Injection
displacement5998 cc / 366.02 in³
bore84 mm / 3.3 in
stroke90.2 mm / 3.6 in
power467 kw / 626.2 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output104.4 bhp per litre
bhp/weight269.91 bhp per tonne
torque820 nm / 604.8 ft lbs @ 1700 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsContinuous AWD
front tires275 35 R21 Pirelli PZero
rear tires275 35 R21 Pirelli PZero
front brakesVentilated Steel Discs
rear brakesVentilated Steel Discs
front wheelsF 53.3 x 24.1 cm / 21 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 53.3 x 24.1 cm / 21 x 9.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionTrapezoidal Multi-Link w/Air Suspension, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight2320 kg / 5116 lbs
length4806 mm / 189.2 in
width1944 mm / 76.5 in
height1394 mm / 54.9 in
transmissionZF 8-speed Automatic
gear ratios4.71:1, 3.14:1, 2.1:1, 1.67:1, 1.29:1, 1.00:1, 0.839:1, 0.667:1
final drive2.85:1
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 epa18.09 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa11.76 L/100 km or 20 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
urban fuel econ eu22.2 L/100 km or 10.60 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu10.1 L/100 km or 23.29 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu14.5 L/100 km or 16.22 mpg-us
fuel capacity90 litres or 23.76 gal.