Of course Bentley is too cool for a reveal at the Detroit Auto Show.
Bentley took to Twitter to announce that it would debut its “most extreme” car ever on Friday, January 6th. Don’t get excited and think that the mystery car is a production version of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. That car is still in the pipes, although we’d love it if Bentley was pulling a fast one this whole time and debuted its sexy sports car this Friday. No, the car the English luxury automaker will most likely show the world on January 6th is—drum roll, please—a new Continental!
The 2017 Continental lineup debuted in full a long time ago. It gives us a bit of an idea of what to expect from this new car. Power will be more than the 633 horses produced by the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 that lives in the GT Speed. Expect this new Bentley to be a middle ground of sorts between the GT Speed and limited edition GT3-R, the latter of which was inspired by Bentley’s GT3 racer. The marriage between the two Continentals should produce a car that is both light and powerful...and stupidly luxurious. Aside from a debut date Bentley gave nothing more than a few fleeting glances of its new model, with a short teaser video announcing its existence. We’ll be sure to stay tuned come January 6th to see what the automaker drops.