The new 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is second to none when it comes to beauty, opulence, and power. It’s in fact the burliest production car ever produced. With a whopping 633 horsepower produced beneath its hood, the new model is arguably the most powerful Bentley ever made. The mind-blowing power comes from a 6.0L twin-turbo W12, which enables it move from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and go on to achieve a lofty 206 mph top speed. Read on to learn more of what the new GT Speed offers including its slated release date and price estimate.
Popularly known as the Bentley Continental GT Speed, the new model comes refreshed with a complement of new exterior design features, a slew of new and upgraded technologies, and a more pronounced aerodynamic profile of course in addition to the added power and torque. The exterior profile, for instance, comes with changes like a full-width brightware, reshaped and widened rear bumper, new wheel designs, and new paint colors.
Talking of paint colors, the additions are: Jetstream (light, bright metallic blue), Camel (a soft golden tone), and Marlin (a rich metallic blue). Well, for those who think they’ve read and heard enough of the exterior and would like to know how cool life aboard is, then here are some details: First, the driver controls are all new, with and an available larger gear-shift paddles incorporating metal embellishments and a sports oriented, more ergonomic steering wheel.
Furthermore, new graphics and dials for a more contemporary, refreshed look are available on the driver’s instrument panel. LEDs also further the brightware elements of the new interior. Helping in unifying all the driver controls’ stylish layout is the new black gear lever surround on the center console. A hidden storage is also available between the rear seats at least for the 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed V8 and V8 Speed models that offers accommodation for items such as electronic devices like iPads.
Three flavors are available for the luxury coupe: GT Speed, GT Speed Black Edition, GT Speed Convertible Black Edition, and the GT Speed Convertible. The trim level quartet makes itself distinct through features such as interior decorations, wheel options, and unique exterior finishes. Mechanical details seem to remain the same across board. And just to single out the 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition, it is available in both coupe and convertible body styles. Some of the features include distinctive brake calipers, 21-inch five spoke directional wheels, high-gloss black exterior brightware finish, and contrasting colors to the rear diffuser, side skirts, and front splitter.
2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Release Date & Price
Here are the pricing details: $240,300 for the GT Speed, $253,235 for the GT Speed Black Edition, $264,300 for the GT Speed Convertible, and $277,235 for the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Black Edition. The release date is set for early 2017.
2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Exterior
As already mentioned, the new model comes with several additions to the exterior aesthetic profile. Some of the features gracing its exterior include a range of 20/21-inch wheel designs, bright machined paint finch wheels for the W12 and V8 models, new 20-inch, six-tri-spoke wheels, and three new paint colors.
2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Interior
The aesthetic updates continue inside. The comfortable seats are adorned by the modern straight-fluting patterns, while “small-diamond” quilting pattern is available with the Mulliner Driving Specification. Driver controls are not only driver-centric but are also all new, with a sports-oriented, more ergonomic optional steering wheels.
Connectivity features are available including an onboard Wi-Fi that comes as a standard feature across the entire GT Speed lineup. Additional details will be offered on its release date.
The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is available in Coupe and Convertible body styles. As at the time of writing this review, both body styles were available in V8, V8 S, and W12 models.
The same familiar 4.0L, twin-turbo V8 that powers the existing model comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 model. Output stands at 633 horsepower and 620 lbs. ft. of torque. Top speed stands at 206 mph while the 0-60 mph acceleration requires a paltry 3.9 seconds.
Tons of safety features are available for the new 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed. The details are however concealed at the moment. Rumors allege Bentley’s own internal crash impact assessment yielded a five out five star rating for overall crash impact protection.