Upgrades are coming to the luxury and performance of the Continental and Flying Spur models. Announced by Bentley in a Feb. 25 press release, the new models are set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4.
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The iconic 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 nestled in the flagship Continental GT Speed now pushes 626 bhp and 605 lb-ft of torque. This updated GT Speed coupe can hit a top speed of 206 mph, making it the fastest production Bentley ever. Ride quality hasn’t been sacrificed, though, even with the lowered and stiffened speed chassis setup. Bentley assures us that the car will continue to offer the highest and most luxurious Grand Touring experience.
The new GT Speed will sport signature red brake calipers, along with a chrome “Speed” badge playing up the front fenders. Contrasting color and stitching and diamond quilting of the seats and doors will enhance interior visuals.
In addition to the new Speed models, Bentley will also offer seven Continental packages: Premier Specification, Interior Style Specification, GT Classic Specification, All-Seasons Specification, Mulliner Driving Specification, GT V8 Sport Specification and the Classic Mulliner Styling Specification.
And last but certainly not least, Bentley’s Flying Spur will be fitted with a new V8 engine to complement the W12 models. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 will make 500 bhp and 487 lb-ft of torque, launching the car from naught to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and achieving a top speed of 183 mph. Echoing the Flying Spur W12, the V8 will also implement power through the smooth ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox to the famed all-wheel-drive system to ensure traction and stability in any condition.