With peak power of 625PS or 616 horsepower, the new Continental GT Speed Convertible stands at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental stable. A full throttle standing start sees 60mph flash past in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 202mph. Yet Bentley’s engineering team has ensured that the new GT Speed W12 engine and powertrain is more responsive in low speed driving than its Speed predecessor, and just as fuel-efficient as the W12 Continental GT.
The latest engine management system, an eight-speed transmission and careful refinement of the turbocharger settings have seen an overall improvement of 12%* in fuel economy, with a commensurate increase in tank range. Revised Electronic Stability Programme calibration gives the driver free rein to explore the limits with safety, while the new chassis tune and lowered suspension accentuates the glued-to-the-road sensation during high-speed cornering. Searing power, precise handling yet civilised behaviour in city traffic: a powertrain of supercar performance, in every sense.
The Continental GT Speed Convertible features a sport-tuned exhaust, a deep baritone, civilised and refined during high-speed cruising, building to a crescendo - deeper and more exhilarating - under hard acceleration.