2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed priced from $240,300

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 14, 2016

Bentley Continental GT Speed is one of the most revered cars of this century. Its elegance and sophistication make almost anyone fall for this British luxury vehicle. Handcrafted to perfection, the Continental GT is a combination of power and opulence and is a standard for the rich and powerful. Last year, it won Yahoo!’s Luxury Car of the Year award.

The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is a two-door four-passenger vehicle powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine. It can produce up to 626 horsepower and 605 lb.-ft. of torque and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has a top speed of approximately 206 mph and can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The 2017 GT Speed is available as a coupe or a convertible and costs for as much as $240,000.

Just recently in a special event in New York, Bentley has yet again proven the world of its world class quality and supremacy. They kicked up a notch this year as they launched the 2017 Continental GT lineup. Composed of four models, Bentley’s newest lineup is equipped with the same standards as that of the 2017 GT Speed but packed with more power.

Of course, there is a slight difference in the prices – the GT Speed costs about $240,300 while the GT Speed Black Edition is at $253,235 and the GT Speed Convertible and GT Speed Convertible Black Edition are at $264,300 and $277,235, respectively. The prices are of a lesser concern as compared to what these bad boys bring to the table.

Bentley released little information about the four new GT Speed models but they sure are getting a lot of attention from fans and critics alike. The cars will be powered by the same 6.0-liter W12 similar to that of the 2017 edition except that it will all get a power boost.

From 626 horsepower, the new models will now have 633 horsepower; it doesn’t seem much but it still makes the GT Speed as Bentley’s fastest production car. Moreover, torque has been increased from 607 to 620 lb.-ft. at 2000 RPM.

The GT Speed lineup can reach a top speed of 206 mph. It can also make a run of 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds short from the Continental GT3-R’s 3.3-second 0 to 60 run. The eight-speed automatic transmission on the past model will also make its appearance on the 2017 lineup.

That’s practically everything that’s been released so far but we’re fairly sure every fan and critic is waiting like vultures for another sneak peek on this lineup. From the information that’s been revealed, we’re expecting Bentley to give us more than what they have given in the past. It can be all about class but there’s also nothing wrong if they sprinkle a bit of modern technology. We’re crossing our fingers for that, too.

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