Bentley’s new GT Speed is the marque’s fastest yet, and complemented by a new Black Edition finish, promises to marry style and street-savvy performance.
Just when you thought Bentley might have reached the pinnacle of luxury and performance, the marque has released the revised Continental GT Speed, including a special Black Edition, creating the fastest production Bentley ever, with a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h). Bentley engineers, based at the brand’s headquarters in the United Kingdom, have developed even more muscle from the Continental’s iconic 6.0-litre twin turbocharged W12 engine, which now produces 642 PS – up from 635 PS – and 20 Nm of extra torque in the GT Speed model.
As if that extra power isn’t enough to turn heads, Bentley has also revealed Black Edition treatment for the GT Speed that celebrates the rich and striking depth of the GT’s sporting character. Available as both coupe and convertible bodystyles, a choice of body colour is complimented by a striking high gloss black finish to the exterior brightware, including the window openings and lamp bezels. All-black 21-inch five-spoke directional wheels cover distinctive brake calipers, which can be specified in red or black finishes.
To add a further unique and striking twist, the Black Edition also adds contrast colours to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades: Hallmark, Beluga, StJames’ Red and a new shade, Cyber Yellow. Customers can also choose to colour-match the door mirrors as a final exterior accent.
Inside, the mix of dark tones and vivid highlights continues. Carbon fibre adorns the fascia, centre and roof consoles to create a dark opulent ambiance while a dedicated Black Edition colour split sees the seatsand centre console bordered by contrasting leather, available in Porpoise, Beluga, Pillar Box Red or new Cyber Yellow to match the exterior styling accents. Corresponding contrast stitching accentuates the diamond quilting of the doors and Mulliner GT Design seats. www.bentleymotors.com