With a new top speed of 202 mph (326 km/h) the GT Speed accelerates .3s faster than the standard GT from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5s).
Bentley has revealed this morning a minor facelift for the Continental GT. Although, the Conti GT receives the typical front bumper fascia and grille touch-ups, however, Bentley has taken a slight step forward by upgrading the 6.0 liter W12 engine. Although horsepower and torque remain unchanged the W12 receives a host of new components intended to reduce friction and therefore decrease fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. These upgrades include a new crankcase design, improved emissions system, lighter chain drive for camshaft, faster cam sensor and remapped engine management control unit. As a result, CO2 emissions drop by 3.5 percent to 396 g/km as well as a similar drop in fuel consumption. Also, upgraded shock absorbers, latest ESP version 8.1 with new ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sport TractionÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â mode and revised Servotronic power steering for increased road feedback are also included in the revised model.
The exterior receives a widened and lowered front bumper fascia air intake and more upright grille which is tinted darker. Also, slightly wider new 9.5J - 20 inch wheels, larger sport tailpipes and chromed headlamp bezels round out the package.
However, Bentley has another surprise up their sleeve - introducing the Continental GT Speed. Inspired by the legendary ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“SpeedÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â models that first appeared in 1923, the Conti GT Speed receives 9% more power and 15% more torque from 552 bhp to 600bhp (610PS/449kW) and 479 ft/lbs to 553ft/lbs (750Nm). With a new top speed of 202 mph (326 km/h) the GT Speed accelerates .3s faster than the standard GT from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5s). This increase in performance is due to lighter weight connecting rods, new pistons with anodized ring slots and a remapped engine management control unit.
The Continental GT Speed is the first production Bentley to break 200mph. Both vehicles are available for order this month.