Bentley has unveiled the 2014 variant of the Continental GT Speed. The company claims that this is now the fastest production car ever made by the manufacturer with a top-speed of 206mph (331.5kmph) and power increased to 626bhp.
The front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser of the new Continental GT Speed get a new colour. With lowered chassis, the company also has stiffened the vehicle’s suspension. The car still stands tall on 21-inch alloy wheels carried over from the previous model.
The 2014 updates extend into the interior of the car which is now equipped with new stitching and different colour options. The Continental models are available with seven new options packages each featuring different specifications. These include a heated steering wheel, in-seat neck warmers, drilled alloy foot pedals and new boot carpeting.
The current model is powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces 616bhp of power and 800Nm of torque. The 2014 variant of the Continental GT Speed is powered by the same engine but it now churns out 626bhp of power and 820Nm of torque. The coupe version of the car has a top-speed of 331.5kmph, while the convertible have a top-whack of 326kmph.
The new Bentley Continental GT Speed will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show. It is expected to go on sale later this year.
Considering that all our supercars spend an awful lot of time stuck in traffic rather than on a racetrack, a GT Speed might make far more sense than a high-strung thoroughbred for Indian conditions. Yes, it is equally mad when given enough leeway, but the rest of the time you're cocooned in comfort that can rival only the best Lay-z-boy, with the envious stares of even the haves ensured; after all, you're in a special Continental. The GT Speed.