Bentley has released video proof that its Continental GT Speed can reach the 206 mph (331 km/h) official top speed.

Bentley has released video proof that its Continental GT Speed can reach the 206 mph (331 km/h) official top speed.

Launched last year, the range-topping Continental represents Bentley’s fastest production car ever made and that really means a lot if you look over the technical specifications and find out it weighs a hefty 2,320 kg (5,115 lbs). The Crewe-based marque wanted to prove the car can actually do 206 mph which is why they traveled to Australia on the Stuart Highway where six-time Australian touring car and two-time Bathurst 1,000 champion John Bowe hit the impressive maximum velocity, as verified by a Motec GPS speedometer.

The Continental GT Speed needed 76 seconds to get from 0 to 206 mph and at top speed it was circulating no less than 216 liters of coolant through its engine and radiator each minute and was covering no less than 92 meters per second. Interestingly, Bentley says that at top speed 80% of the engine’s power is used to deal with the aerodynamic loads and that each second more than 4,700 liters of air go through its radiator.

It’s all possible thanks to a mighty W12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine that develops a whopping 635 PS (467 kW) and 820 Nm (607 lb-ft) of torque like in the slightly slower 2,495 kg Continental GT Speed Convertible which will do “only” 203 mph (327 km/h).

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Bentley shows the Continental GT Speed hitting its 206 mph top speed [video]