The Bentley Continental GT Speed takes 110 hours to handcraft and gets to 100kmh in just 3.9 seconds.
The Speed version of the Continental GT range allows Bentley to let its proverbial hair down and introduce a wild range of new colours including the brightest of reds, yellows, lime greens and blues as well as carbon fibre trim instead of the old world timbers usually placed inside in addition to carbon fibre exterior wing mirrors, side and rear skirts.
The GT Speed remains the fastest Bentley that almost matches a Formula One car’s top speed but in complete, fuss-free comfort while delivering 633bhp and a record 840Nm of torque. It takes 110 hours to handcraft each Continental GT and the upgraded W12 engine is hand assembled over 12 and a half hours by 30 engineers.
Of course it’s heavy at 2,320kg which gives it stability at speed but it still has to cut through the air cleanly and being a Bentley, you don’t just stick wings and flairs over its beautiful coachwork.
The design team had its work cut out to make sure the body mods added to the GT Speed like its sharp front splitter, discreet side skirts and elegant colour coded rear diffuser are tasteful additions but also do the job of keeping it planted on the road at pace.
Other external differentiators which signal that this is the flagship of the Continental range include darker tinted head and tail lamps, red brake callipers peering through those giant 21-inch wheels and subtle chrome Speed badges on the front guards. Specs
- Engine: 6-litre W12 twin-turbo
- Power: 633bhp @ 6000rpm
- Torque: 840Nm @ 2000rpm
- Transmission: eight-speed auto
- 0-100kmh: 4.2 seconds
- Top speed: 331kmh
- Price: from AED 840,000