New 206mph, 633bhp Bentley Continental GT Speed is the fastest Bentley yet; Black Edition unveiled too

Bentley has revealed its fastest production model yet: the revised Continental GT Speed, which has a top speed of 206mph.

The Speed's twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine produces 633bhp, up from 626bhp in its predecessor, and an extra 15lb ft, making a total of 620Ib ft.

This extra torque is applied throughout the rev range via reoptimisation of boost control, which raises maximum torque delivery from 2000-5000rpm and improves acceleration. The Speed achieves 0-60mph in 3.9sec, shaving 0.3sec of its predecessor.

Bentley has also introduced a Continental GT Speed Black Edition, which offers buyers a high-gloss black finish to exterior brightwork, including window openings, as well as black 21in wheels and red or black brake calipers.

Other colour accents are available both outside - for example, on the front splitter and side skirts - and inside, with contrast leather to match the external shades.

Paul Jones, product line director for Continental GT, said: “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 recognisable styling cues. The Black Edition has a subtle but purposeful look that is backed up by exceptional performance.”

Prices have not been announced for either variant, but expect the standard GT Speed to cost slightly more than the current model at £168,300. First customer deliveries are due in the summer.

Our Verdict

Bentley Continental GT

Full of character and still able to impress, particularly as a V8

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4 April 2016
This car is the ugly duckling and like its fable namesake it has morphed and grown into something attractive and desirable.

I can only imagine that the driving and ownership experience is exquisite.

But this version sits in my bottom 10 because of the gaudy and hideous paint schemes and vile interior. It's a swan in reeboks and a rear facing baseball cap.

4 April 2016
Winniethewoo will be along in a minute with 10 posts just to tell everyone this is a VW

4 April 2016
Marc wrote:

Winniethewoo will be along in a minute with 10 posts just to tell everyone this is a VW

Perhaps THIS should Citytiger then..

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