The 2015 Continental GT is the front runner design for Bentley’s sidewalk devouring line of Gran Touring vehicles, as well as now it is feeling better. The W-12 engine has actually been massaged, boosting power to 626 horse power as well as 605 pound-feet of toque. The leading speed has actually been pressed to 206.
The visual presence of the Bentley has actually never been lacking, but a big collection of subtle improvements make the GT Speed look that better. As everybody understands, red ones go quicker, so luckily the exterior changes to the new GT Speed include a brand-new Candy Red paint colour.
The exterior of the GT Speed has actually always been bold, yet the brand-new design changes make the fastest Bentley look more sophisticated. The vigorous physical body kit is now repainted. It may not appear that recognizable on the grey auto we have pictured by the sharp comparison that existed on lighter tinted cars was as well boy-racer for a true Bentley.
The 21-inch alloy wheels, taillights as well as headlamps have actually been treated to a darker finish to round out the nuances. Obviously the brand-new chrome “Speed” badge that has been slapped on the fenders and the red brake calipers are a step in the opposite direction.
The interior is rather traditional Bentley. Acres of leather cover virtually every surface area that isn’t steel or wood, as well as the seats are sewn in a padded pattern. It is all really glamorous. GT Speed-exclusive touches include a dark monotone interior that features intense painted accents on the doors, console, gear lever, generally anywhere you would generally discover wood.
The Speed branding is sewn right into the seats, and also the front passenger gets the high-end of having a “subtle yet stylish” Speed badge glued on the dash in front of them. I think it’s since they do not have evaluates, so Bentley would like to offer them something to consider.
The final new touch, as well as my preferred, is to have the ruby pattern sewing with the seats performed in a contrasting color, rather than merely having the contrast on the seat edges.
The GT has a four-wheel drive system that makes use of a Torsen differential and also 40/60 front/rear torque split that places all that engine torque to the roadway with finesse– and also enables a comprised, refined, as well as capable driving experience even when the roads aren’t completely dry
The GT has superb, capable road manners for an automobile with this mass as well as length, and also its conventional computer-controlled shock system– Continuous Damping Control (CDC)– allows 3 various modes, permitting you to press this car hard right into tight corners without you or the vehicle feeling rough.
Powering the large Bentley GT Speed is the old standby W-12 that has been utilized given that its introduction. Thanks to some fettling by the engineers the engine power has been pressed to 626 horsepower and also 820 Nm (607 pound-feet) of torque.
The transmission is the same ZF eight-speed automated located throughout the Bentley range. As is anticipated with such things, the GT Speed is outfitted with paddles on the steering wheel for guidebook command over the equipment changes.
Main prices has not been launched for the latest Continental GT Speed, however if we are truthful, it’s primarily a situation of “if you have to ask, you can not manage it.” Expect the price tag to be within a few thousand of the existing automobile’s price if you are a genuine stickler for numbers.
2015 Bentley GT Speed – Drivetrain Specifications
Type 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12
Max Power 635 PS / 626 bhp / 467 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 820 Nm / 607 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift
Top speed 206 mph / 331 km/h
0-60 mph 4.0 secs
0-100 mph 9.0 secs
City (US mpg) 13
Highway (US mpg) 20
Combined (US mpg) 15