Bentley CEO Says 650hp Continental GT2 in the Works

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Bentley's new Continental GT2 is expected to leave the GT Supersport in the dust.

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer has confirmed to Auto Express that a new Continental GT2 will launch next year. The latest flagship in the British car company's lineup will be lighter and pack a serious punch. It's expected to replace the GT Supersport in terms of speed and power. What we don't know about the GT2 is whether it will run on the range's current W12 engine or whether it will be equipped with the brand-new biturbo V8 that is scheduled to arrive in 2012.

What we do know is that it will put out at least 650hp and make a sub-4 second 0-60mph time. Top speed is expected to be in excess of 200mph. In comparison, the regular Continental GT coupe (pictured here) puts out roughly 100hp less than the GT2. One of the reasons for the big increase in performance is the Continental GT2's light weight. It should weigh in at 4,850lbs which is 440lbs lighter than the current standard GT. This could also be the first Continental to not run their trademark all-wheel-drive system. The Bentley Continental GT2 is expected to arrive next year. As more details emerge on the powerful Bentley we will bring them to you.

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