Bentley’s new Continental GT Speed breaks cover with 485kW, 900Nm

By Jason Woosey 10m in the past

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CREWE, ENGLAND – Bentley’s automobiles aren’t nearly copious quantities of Cow and Tree. Add the Speed badge to the equation and, nicely, you get the thought.

The newest Crewe creation to get such remedy, the 2021 Continental GT Speed is, as you’ll count on, essentially the most dynamic highway automobile that Bentley has ever constructed and maybe a last indulgence for these looking for a brutish 12-cylinder automobile with no type of electrification.

The all-wheel-driven Conti GT Speed is powered by a revised model of Bentley’s 6-litre W12 twin-turbo petrol engine, which produces 485kW and a healthful 900Nm, and that – they are saying – is sufficient to get the grand tourer from zero to 100km/h in solely 3.6 seconds and on to a prime velocity of 335km/h. The engine and eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox have each been “deliberately calibrated” to go well with the car’s driver-focused credentials, and Bentley says that is notably noticeable in Sport mode.

You may say the identical of the chassis, the place the Dynamic Ride adaptive shocks and digital restricted slip differential are stated to supply a degree of agility by no means seen earlier than in a Bentley highway automobile. Also aiding the trigger is a new all-wheel steering system that improves stability at greater speeds by steering the rear wheels in the identical course because the entrance ones. The reverse occurs at decrease speeds, for improved manoeuvrability.

Furthermore, the three-chamber energetic air suspension system is assisted by a 48V energetic anti-roll management gadget that makes use of electrical motors inside every anti-roll bar to forestall physique roll.

You’ll be capable of inform the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed other than its ‘humbler’ siblings by its ‘dark tint’ grille, extra sculpted sports activities sills and its bespoke 22-inch wheels, accessible in vivid silver, darkish tint or gloss black.

Cabin decor comes within the type of a model-specific two-tone color break up, handcrafted in conceal and matching Alcantara, and this trim mixture can be discovered on the steering wheel. The cabin could be additional personalised with a alternative of 15 major and 11 secondary conceal colors, whereas the Alcantara bits could be swapped out for leather-based.

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