Model boasts 633 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque.

Bentley has staged the North American debut of the 2017 Continental GT Speed lineup in New York City.

Set to arrive at dealerships later this summer, the 2017 Continental GT Speed is priced from $240,300 and features an upgraded biturbo 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 633 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque.  It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a rear-biased all-wheel drive system that enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 206 mph.

The convertible variant is virtually identical to the coupe but it starts at $264,300.  The model is also slightly slower as the dash from 0-60 mph takes 4.0 seconds and its top speed is 204 mph.

Buyers looking for something more exclusive will want to check out the Black Edition which features high gloss black accents, red or black brake calipers, and 21-inch alloy wheels with a black finish.  The special edition also has a contrasting paint job on the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser.  Rounding out the changes is a unique interior with two-tone seats and carbon fiber trim.

Pricing starts at $253,235 for the GT Speed Black Edition coupe, while the Black Edition convertible retails for $277,235.

Source: Bentley

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MAY 26, 2016

  • Debut of the most powerful Bentley models ever offered
  • Four revised models for 2017 MY
  • US pricing starts at $240,300 MSRP

(HERNDON, Va., 26 May 2016) Bentley Motors unveiled the most powerful Bentley vehicles ever offered for sale here this week during an exclusive event in New York City. These four revised models to the Bentley Continental line up are the 2017 model year GT Speed, GT Speed Convertible, the GT Speed Black Edition and the GT Speed Convertible Black Edition.

These GT Speed models can reach a top speed of 206 mph. The vehicle is propelled by the iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The W12 produces 642 PS, up from 635 PS, while twisting force is raised to 840 Nm, a 20 Nm increase. Continuous maximum torque delivery is available from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. The GT Speed is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 secs).

Bentley dealers across the US are taking orders now with deliveries beginning this summer. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) for the GT Speed models starts at $240,300, including/not including destination, taxes, etc. MSRP for each model is:

  • GT Speed: $240,300
  • GT Speed Black Edition: $253,235
  • GT Speed Convertible: $264,300
  • GT Speed Convertible: Black Edition: $277,235