Bentley has today unveiled the revised Continental GT Speed. Claimed to be the fastest production Bentley ever, with a top speed of 206 mph, the updated version will also be joined by a new Black Edition model.
Engineers at Bentley in Crewe say they have also managed to develop more power from the Continental’s 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The GT Speed now produces 633 bhp – up from 626 bhp – and 15 lb-ft of extra torque, bringing its total to 620 lb-ft.
This extra torque is applied through the entire rev range via reoptimisation of boost control, raising the Grand Tourer’s “torque plateau” of continuous maximum torque delivery from 2,000-5,000 rpm, and bringing increased acceleration performance. As a result, the 0-60 mph sprint time has dropped to 3.9 seconds.
Bentley is also introducing the Continental GT Speed Black Edition, which will be available as both coupe and convertible bodystyles. Design details include a high gloss black finish to the exterior brightware, including the window openings and lamp bezels, as well as all-black 21″ five-spoke directional wheels that cover brake calipers finished in either red or black.
Additional decorative elements include contrast colours being applied to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. Customers can also choose to colour-match the door mirrors as a final exterior accent.
Inside, carbon-fibre is featured on the fascia, centre and roof consoles while a dedicated Black Edition colour split sees the seats and centre console bordered by contrasting leather to match the exterior styling accents.
First customer deliveries of the new models are expected to start this summer.