has announced a suite of luxury options and specification updates to its
Continental family of luxury Grand Tourers, led by enhancements to the styling,
power, torque and performance of the pinnacle Continental GT Speed. Meanwhile,
the new Flying Spur luxury sedan is now available with Bentley’s powerful yet
efficient 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, introducing the appeal of this luxury
sedan to a wider premium audience. These new models will be unveiled as part of
Bentley’s presence at the Geneva Motor Show from 4th March 2014.
capabilities of Bentley’s flagship Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed are
cemented further in 2014 with enhancements to its supercar performance and
unrivalled refinement. Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine has
been pushed even further, now developing 626 bhp and a record 820 Nm of torque.
The new Bentley GT Speed coupe reaches a top speed of 331 km/h – the fastest
production Bentley ever – while the revised convertible can reach 327 km/h.
With its Speed chassis setup of a lowered and stiffened suspension, the most
powerful car in the Continental family offers the most high performance and
luxurious Grand Touring experience.
extra dynamic performance of the Continental flagship model is complemented by
a more distinctive visual presence. The sharp front splitter, discrete side
skirts and elegant rear diffuser are finished to match the exterior paint
colour for the first time. The new GT Speed is given a more signature look
through the use of a dark tint finish applied to the 21” Speed wheel design,
headlamps and tail lamps. The exterior modifications are completed with
red-painted brake callipers and a stylish chrome “Speed” badge fitted to the front
fenders, while a new signature Speed paint colour of Candy Red is now
visual changes continue inside the cabin of the GT Speed, starting with a
completely new colour split reserved exclusively for the Speed models. Starting
with a dark monotone interior, accent stripes in a contrasting colour are
applied across the doors, rear panels, fascia wings, inner console and gear
lever. Matching contrasting stitching is then sewn to various aspects of the
cabin, with a new cost option to continue contrast stitching through the
diamond quilting of the seats and doors. Speed branding is also sewn to the
front and rear headrests, while a subtle yet elegant chrome “Speed” badge
adorns the passenger side fascia panel.
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