Bentley is pushing the Continental GT into supercar territory.
The 2021 Continental GT Speed has been revealed, with power from a twin turbo, 6.0-litre W12 engine producing 484kW of power and 900Nm of torque.
The 0-100km/h sprint takes just 3.6 seconds, and the car pushes on to a dizzying top speed of 335km/h.
To put that in perspective, it’s roughly as fast as a rear-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan.
Bentley has fitted an eight-speed dual clutch transmission to the GT Speed to extract as much performance as possible. Each shift is twice as fast as in the regular W12 model, the company says.
To get the big coupe up and moving, Bentley has incorporated its active all-wheel drive system which Bentley says aims to make the car more dynamic.
In ‘Comfort’ mode, grip is balanced between front and rear. In ‘Sport’ the torque split is more rear-biased.
To help slow it down from such dramatic speeds, Bentley has given customers the option of fitting carbon ceramic brakes and massive 10-pot calipers at the front.
The GT Speed also features Bentley’s all-wheel steer system for greater agility. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the fronts. At higher speeds, both front and rear turn in the same direction to aid stability.
The luxury coupe will also feature an electronic limited-slip differential and Bentley’s Dynamic Ride to provide as much sporting flair as possible.
Dynamic Ride is a 48V system with electronic motors within the anti-roll bars to resist body roll.
Bentley’s three chamber active air suspension is standard on the GT Speed.
Inside, the Bentley Continental GT Speed is just as luxurious as its exterior, with leather or Alcantara options available for the trim (and the choice of 15 colours).
Australian pricing and specs are yet to come.