The current 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is getting a new upgrade with some minor improvements.
The official pricing of the car has been pegged at $240,300.
It may be a couple of years before Bentley decides to replace the GT Speed with a new and improved version of the high performance sports car. Meanwhile, the brand is trying to boost sales by adding new components and making the existing model appealing to buyers. The car is now more powerful with increased acceleration and performance. It has been aptly named as the Black Edition model which also features a wide range of amazing visual changes to appease the sports car patrons.
The 2017 edition of the GT Speed is powered by a 6.0-liter twin turbocharged W 12 engine. The powertrain is capable of delivering a total of 633 horsepower coupled with 620 pound feet of torque. The peak torque capacity of the engine falls somewhere between 2000 and 5000 rpm. It is paired with an eight speed automatic transmission system and uses an all-wheel drive in all variants of the car. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. The car delivers a total top speed of 206 miles per hour.
Compared to the new model, the current version of the Bentley Continental GT Speed is slower as it needs a whole 4 seconds to race from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed of the older version of the car is 203 mph while the newer model delivers 206 mph which is a minor yet notable improvement in performance.
The next gen version of the cars was unveiled in a special event hosted by Bentley. The event was held in New York amidst media. The event not only detailed the features of the car but also unveiled the pricing of each model. Bentley confirmed that they will be rolling out the models this summer.
It will be rolled out in different phases and not all at once. The 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed is priced at $240,300 and the Black Edition is priced at $253,235. The Convertible is priced at $264,300. The Black Edition convertible is the top of the line model and it is priced at $277,235. The pricing confirmed by the automobile manufacturer during the event doesn’t include destination charges which will add up to the total costs. For long time GT fans, the upgrade is a much needed boost they have been looking forward to.