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Continental GT Speed Edition 12

A tribute to the legendary engine

Limited to a production run of just 120 vehicles, the Continental GT Speed Edition 12 represents one of the last remaining opportunities to acquire a new Bentley with the legendary W12 engine. It features a wealth of finely crafted details, collectively designed to look back on the role of the W12 engine in Bentley’s history.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 in Arctica (Solid) colour featuring Dark tink radiator matrix and Bentley Wings Badge to bonnet driving along a highway.
Individual/Man/Person in blue sweatshirt posing for a photograph.
Close up on Beluga Hide for Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12.

Design

A phenomenal first impression

Edition 12 welcome lamps fitted to the underside of the door mirrors illuminate the ground as you step inside, while Speed Edition 12 badges can be seen gleaming on the front fenders. Silver-painted brake callipers peek through the spokes of the 22” Speed wheels, while in the centre of each wheel, a self-levelling Bentley badge ensures the famous ‘B’ always remains upright. Atop the engine itself is an Edition 12 plaque with the inscription, ‘1 of 120’.

Close up view Diamond Knurled organ stops for vents in Continental GT Speed Edition 12 set in Grand Black Veneer.

Veneer highlights

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Veneer highlights

The fascia, waistrails and centre console are finished in Grand Black veneer – the perfect backdrop for the solid brass organ-stop controls, each bearing a number 12. 

Close up on Arctica coloured Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 illuminated treadplate.

Inner treadplates

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Inner treadplates

Edition 12 inner treadplates and Edition 12 embroidery on each seat ensure there is no mistaking this car’s identity – or its significance in Bentley history.

Close up on Arctica coloured Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 illuminated treadplate. Metallic presentation box for Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 model.

Presentation box

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Presentation box

Every car is issued with a handcrafted presentation box that contains a scale model of the W12 engine, cast from a real, recycled W12 engine block. 

Precision Diamond Quilt in Beluga hide to door casings in Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12

Precision Diamond quilting

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Precision Diamond quilting

Precision Diamond quilting is applied to the seats and the door panels, while ombré stitching allows three thread colours to blend together on the seats. 

Head rest for Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 in Beluga hide and Linen contrast stitched Edition 12 Emblem

Interior colour splits

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Interior colour splits

The leather colour scheme can be selected from a choice of five, each one curated specifically by Bentley’s design team.

Close up interior view of Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12, featuring Grand Black veneer and Metal bulls-eye vents with organ stops above Speed Edition 12 inlay.

Fascia details

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Fascia details

On the fascia, metal overlays display the Speed Edition 12 emblem, alongside a sequence of numbers representing the firing order of the engine’s twelve cylinders.

Passenger side view of Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 overlooking driver side with Beluga hide and Grand black veneer with centre console in view.
Close up on detailed contrast stitching set in harmony diamond quilting, featured in Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12.
Technology

A suite of digital services

My Bentley App
Connected for your convenience
Easier driving in town
Assistance on the open road
The Bentley Rotating Display
The car features a range of services accessible via the My Bentley smartphone app, such as My Cabin Comfort, which lets you pre-heat the cabin* to an ideal temperature. It can even alert you if your car moves from a pre-defined area**. * Available on non-hybrid variants in EU only, provided optional Park Heater is fitted ** North America only

The cabin infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay*, plus connected services such over-the-air map updates and real-time traffic information, to make sure the navigation system is always using the most up-to-date information. Also included is a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging for mobile devices. *Available on hybrid variants in EU/UK/USA/Canada/China/Japan

Included as standard, the City Specification* is a suite of assistance systems designed to make urban driving easier. Features include a top view camera, traffic sign recognition, alert systems for use when reversing, pedestrian warnings, auto-dimming mirrors and hands-free boot opening. *All driver assistance features and Connected Car technology are subject to regional availability. Please contact your local Bentley retailer for full details.

For effortless driving beyond the city limits, the Touring Specification* is also included as standard. It includes a head-up display, a night vision camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist. Bentley Safeguard Plus adds even more warning systems to keep you safe on the road. *All driver assistance features and Connected Car technology are subject to regional availability. Please contact your local Bentley retailer for full details.

A stunning option to consider, the Bentley Rotating Display allows you to switch between the touchscreen, three finely crafted analogue gauges, or an unadorned panel of veneer, at the touch of a button.
208 MPH
Max Speed
335 km/h
Max Speed
664 lb-ft
Max Torque
900 NM
Max Torque
3.5 s
0-60 mph
3.6 s
0-100 km/h
650 BHP
Max Power
659 PS
Max Power
Detailed textured view of Terra Red stone veneer for Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12
Rear side angled view Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 in Arctica colour featuring chrome  boot Bentley wing badges and Two Oval exhaust finishers.

Performance

The engine that transformed Bentley

The Continental GT Speed Edition 12 marks the end of a glorious automotive era. The engine it celebrates originally appeared in the groundbreaking first-generation Continental GT, launched in 2003. Since then, both the car and the engine have come to be seen internally as Bentley icons. And while the engine has gone on to power other Bentley models, its story remains inseparable from that of the Continental GT. The most successful 12-cylinder engine in history, it has played a unique part in propelling Bentley to the position it occupies today – all while remaining true to founder W.O. Bentley’s belief that the way to build better, faster cars was to build more powerful engines. Today, Bentley remains the only automotive manufacturer to produce engines of this kind.

Textured view of Engine Turned Aluminium – Bright veneer finsihing for Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 seat in Beluga Hide with Edition 12 Emblems in Contrast stitching featuring Precision Diamond Quilt.

Personalisation

The next stage of the journey

The styling and finish of this limited edition car is unlike that of any other Continental GT. Nevertheless, there remains a wide range of options for personalisation, from the full palette of exterior paints to a choice of interior colourways. There are even three different finishes to choose from for the wheels. For those who wish to make their Speed Edition 12 car truly unique, there is the opportunity to enhance it with bespoke features or finishes, created to your specification by the Mulliner team. To learn more about how you can tailor your car to your tastes, please contact your local Bentley dealer.

Technical data

The Continental GT Speed Edition 12 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre W12 petrol engine capable of delivering 650 bhp (659 PS).

6.0 W12 engine of Bentley Flying Spur Speed Edition 12, side angled view with engine cover on top.
W12
Emission & Consumption
20.2 mpg

Combined Fuel Economy(NEDC)
13.5 mpg

Urban Fuel Economy(NEDC)
28.5 mpg

Extra Urban Fuel Economy(NEDC)
20.6 mpg

Combined Fuel Economy (WLTP)
25.4 mpg

Extra High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
24.1 mpg

High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
19.3 mpg

Medium Fuel Economy (WLTP)
11.7 mpg

Low Fuel Economy (WLTP)
407.62 miles

Driving Range (WLTP)
12.0 mpg (US)

City Driving (EPA)
20.0 mpg (US)

Highway Driving (EPA)
15.0 mpg

Combined (EPA)
319.0 g/km

Combined CO2(NEDC)
14.0 l/100 km

Combined Fuel Economy(NEDC)
21.0 l/100 km

Urban Fuel Economy(NEDC)
9.9 l/100 km

Extra Urban Fuel Economy(NEDC)
311.0 g/km

Combined CO2 (WLTP)
13.7 l/100 km

Combined Fuel Economy (WLTP)
11.1 l/100 km

Extra High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
11.7 l/100 km

High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
14.6 l/100 km

Medium Fuel Economy (WLTP)
24.1 l/100 km

Low Fuel Economy (WLTP)
656.0 km

Driving Range (WLTP)
12.0 mpg (US)

City Driving (EPA)
20.0 mpg (US)

Highway Driving (EPA)
15.0 mpg

Combined (EPA)
Dimensions
190.9 in

Overall Length
86.1 in

Width Across Mirrors
55.3 in

Overall Height
112.2 in

Wheelbase
4850 mm

Overall Length
2187 mm

Width Across Mirrors
1405 mm

Overall Height
2851 mm

Wheelbase
Performance
650 BHP @ 5000-6000 RPM

Max Power
664 lb-ft @ 1500-5000 RPM

Max Torque
5950 cc

Engine Capacity
3.5 0 - 60 mph in seconds

Acceleration
208 mph

Max Speed
659 PS / 485 kW @ 5000-6000 RPM

Max Power
900 Nm @ 1500-5000 RPM

Max Torque
5950 cc

Engine Capacity
3.6 0 - 100 km/h seconds

Acceleration
335 km/h

Max Speed
Weights and Volumes
5029 lb

Unladen Weight (Region2)
12.6 cu-ft

Boot Volume
20.0 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity
24.0 US gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity (US)
2273 kg

Unladen Weight (Region1)
358 litres

Boot Volume
90 litres

Fuel Tank Capacity
24.0 US gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity (US)
All vehicles on this page: WLTP drive cycle: fuel consumption, mpg (l/100 km) – Combined 18.8-20.6 (13.7-15). Combined CO₂ – 311-340 g/km.