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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bentley Just Built Its Fastest Car Ever

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Only recently has Bentley truly been in the business of building fast road cars. The Continental GT3-R for example, which was a high-horsepower, hulking, mass of a supercar, debuted just last year. But all that engineering has finally hit a tipping point: the new and slightly improved Continental GT Speed.
 
It’s the fastest car Bentley has ever built…by one mile per hour. It uses the same 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 you might find on the standard Continental, but manages to eek out an extra 7 horsepower, bringing total output to 633 horsepower and 620 lb-ft. torque.

From a standstill, it will hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. Push it to the limit and it will top out at 206 mph. Mind you, all while your passenger sips champagne and soaks themselves in quilted leather.

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The standard Continental GT Speed is highlighted by a partnering Black Edition. It’s not black at all, actually, but wears either a copper exterior finish with black accents and aggressive new wheels. Or, you can opt for the silver with brightly-colored trim (pictured here), which is the one I’d go for.

“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 recognizable styling cues,” said Paul Jones, Product Line Director for Continental GT.

Luxury and performance in one stunning package? Can’t argue with you there.