Geneva Motor Show: Bentley Adds Speed and Lowers Displacement
Improved Continental GT Speed, Flying Spur Gets V8 Engine
After the introduction of the new Flying Spur last year, you might expect Bentley to take a year off from showing anything new. But that isn't the case as the British luxury automaker is planning two reveals at next month's Geneva Motor Show.
First, is an improved Continental GT Speed. Previously, the model produced 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque from a 6.0L W12 engine. It could reach a top speed of 205 MPH. Now, for the 2015 model year, Bentley has massaged the W12 engine to produce 626 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. That means the Continental GT Speed can hit 60 mph in 4 seconds and reach a top speed of 206 mph. The Continental GT Speed Convertible reaches a modest top speed of 203 mph.
Aside from the increase in performance, the 2015 Continental GT Speed gets a number of visual changes including the front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser painted to match to exterior color of the vehicle; darkened twenty-one inch wheels, and brake calipers painted in red.