Bentley Continental GT Speed introduced at Geneva

4 Mar, 2014 1:06pm Jonathan Burn

Bentley’s fastest ever production model, the Continental GT Speed, revealed in Geneva

Bentley has just introduced its fastest ever production model at the Geneva Motor Show. The Continental GT Speed – available in both Coupe and Convertible form – features an uprated version of 6.0-litre W12 engine, which now develops 626bhp.

Alterations have also been made to the exterior styling. The sharp front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser are finished to match the exterior paint colour and a dark tint finish has been applied to the unique 21-inch alloy wheels, headlamps and tail lamps. New red brake calipers and ‘Speed’ badging completes the new look.

The more potent 626bhp 6.0-litre W12 engine can now carry the GT Speed up to a maximum of 206mph – the convertible version is slightly slower at 203mph. Maximum torque has also increased to 820Nm.

Elsewhere in the Bentley range, improvements have also been made to the Mulsanne, Flying Spur and standard Continental models. The Flying Spur saloon is now available with the 500bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, while the luxurious Mulsanne range now benefits from the addition of two new specifications.

The Continental family has been enhanced with the addition of no fewer than seven new option packages, too. Sales of all the updated models will commence later this year.