With the new Bentley Continental GT Speed about to get its public debut at the Moscow Motor Show we have new video of the GT Speed hitting 205mph.
We had the news this morning that the Bentley Continental GT and GTC are both getting the new 8-speed ZF gearbox to make them both quicker and more economical, a new feature for the W12 engined Bentleys that’s also shared by the new Continental GT Speed.
The GT Speed is due to get its public debut at the Moscow Motor Show next week, and as a bit of a PR trailer for its public debut Bentley has released new video of the GT Speed doing what it does very well – going quickly.
But then it should; it’s 6.0 litre twin turbo W12 engine produces 616bhp and an earth moving 590lb/ft of torque, enough to propel the heavy GT Speed to 60mph in 4.0 seconds (62mph in 4.2 seconds), 100mph in 9 seconds and a top speed of 205mph.
Despite its astonishing performance, the GT Speed is actually parsimonious compared to the last generation Speed, managing to return an official economy figure of 19.5mpg (and therefore emissions of 338g/km), although in the real world – and if you enjoy its performance – you’ll probably still be lucky to hit double figures.
It’s going to be interesting to drive the new GT Speed; the old Speed was the car the GT should have been, but now the latest Continental GT is almost as good as the old Speed.
Will the new GT speed still be able to justify its extra price tag with a real, tangible appeal over the regular GT?