2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed Unveiled
Bentley has released its Continental GT Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed, as a new top performance-orientated variant. In the 101-year history of Bentley, the new Speed is defined as “the most dynamic road car” by bringing updates over the regular chassis.
An upgraded version of the 6.0 Liter W12 engine from the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed, with a torque of 650Hp and 900Nm, is available. Power is sent through a dual-clutch automatic transmission system for all four wheels. The most efficient luxury coupe variant can accelerate between 0 and 100kph in 3.5 seconds and can be done at 335kph. This makes it approximately as quick in an even line as a Lamborghini Huracán rear-wheel drive.
In sport mode, the W12, by switching equipment later and earlier, reversed towards the top of the range, extended the ‘power band.’ In sports mode, the quicker gear changes are followed by a “greater exhaust character.”
The 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed is standard with carbon ceramics brakes and 10-piston fronts and uses an upgraded version of the larger all-wheeled steering mechanism of the Flying Spur. At low to medium velocity, the rear wheels turn to minimize their turning radius in the opposite direction, while the front wheels fit at a higher velocity to increase stability. And in the first one for Bentley, an electronic differential was mounted at the rear that improves ‘lateral capability,’ ‘large stability’ and ‘on-throttle adjustment,’ while at the same time improving traction in adverse circumstances.
Bentley says the current Continental GT Speed “provides driver orientation experience only when the electronic stability control mechanism is deactivated when it has been historically only used in Bentley’s racing car.” Drivers can ‘select the balancing of throttles and steering when driven on a course,’ says the maker.
The Speed is marked out by its dark front grille, unique lateral buckets, and subtle chrome marks on the front wings in line with its performing ambitions from the regular Continental GT. The 22-inch wheels are also exclusive, and purchasers may also specify fuel and oil filler caps that are marvelous.
The interior is almost the same as the regular car but is characterized by the extensive use of Alcantara and embroidered headrests. The dashboard and seats also have speed badging.
If Bentley is offering the 2021 Bentley Continental GT Speed in India remains to be seen. The British carmaker has however recently released Bentayga SUV in India at a price of Rs 4.10 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bentley also sells the grand tourer of the Continental GT, as well as the luxurious sedan of the Flying Spur in India.