Bentley Just Answered Gearheads' Prayers For A More Powerful GT Speed


And created a confusing special edition.

Bentley has updated the Continental GT Speed with even more power and torque, while releasing a new Black Edition version as well. The British automaker has increased the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 to produce 642 hp and 619 lb-ft of torque. That’s an extra seven hp and 14 lb-ft of torque. While the bump in power doesn’t sound promising, the GT Speed’s “torque plateau” has been altered to provide maximum torque from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. That makes the GT Speed even quicker as the luxury coupe can get to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

If that wasn’t enough, Bentley has also introduced the Continental GT Speed Black Edition, which was built to celebrate the “rich and striking depth” of the GT’s sporty character. The Black Edition is available as a coupe, as well as a convertible and features a high gloss black finish on the exterior brightware, which includes the window openings and lamp bezels. The special edition also receives a set of black 21-inch five-spoke directional wheels that cover up the distinctive brake calipers, which can be finished in red or black. Bentley will also offer the Black Edition with contrasting colors for the front splitter, rear diffuser and side skirts, which can be finished in Hallmark, St James’ Red, Beluga and Cyber Yellow.

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On the inside, the mix of dark colors and vivid accents continues with carbon fiber on the fascia, as well as the center and roof consoles, while the contrasting leather on the seats and the center console give the car an interesting look. “We have developed the GT Speed Black Edition to meet demand from customers for a model in the Continental line that offers both increased sporting capabilities and instantly recognizable styling cues. The Black Edition has a subtle but purposeful look that is backed up by exceptional performance,” stated Product Line Director for Continental GT Paul Jones. Both vehicles are available to order now, while deliveries start this summer.

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