Bentley Continental GT Speed gets even speedier for 2016

Published: 05 April 2016

Updates for Conti GT Speed
Increased power and torque
Black Edition joins the range 

Bentley has today revealed a revised version of its Continental GT Speed. It packs more power, more torque and even more speed, with its V-max now raised slightly to 206mph. At the same time, a ‘Black Edition’ variant has been added to the Continental GT Speed range, with a series of noir trim tweaks. 

How has the Bentley Continental GT Speed become even speedier?

The 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine’s maximum power output has risen from 626bhp to 633bhp, and maximum torque from an already enormous 605lb ft to 620lb ft, spread between 2000 and 5000rpm. That extra shove has also shaved two tenths from the 0-62mph time, which now stands at 3.9sec.

What is the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition?

You can probably guess. The exterior chromework is substituted for a gloss black finish, including the side window surrounds and headlamp bezels. The 21in five-spoke wheels get an all-black finish too, covering black brake calipers (also available in red, if you want to be different).

All those black bits are offset by a choice of different contrast colours for the splitter, side skirts and diffuser. There’s a similar dark tones versus bright highlights scheme inside for the seats and centre console.

The Black Edition treatment is available for both the coupe and convertible versions of the Continental GT Speed.

First deliveries of the renewed Continental GT range start in summer 2016, and it’s on sale now. 

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, automotive design graduate, Radical champ

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