Bentley is one of the prominent names among ultra luxury cars manufacturers. It was founded in 1919 by W. O. Bentley and initially was into production of rotary aero engines. The cars produced by this luxury motors manufacturer is sophisticated, contemporary and ultra luxurious. No doubt it is one of the most famous luxury motors manufacturer among the rich and famous catering to their ultra luxurious and ever evolving needs. The latest offering from Bentley is the Continental GT Speed, a rare combination of high performance meeting ultimate luxury. This dream car is truly a masterpiece and in a league of its own.
The design of the Bentley Continental GT Speed is classic yet contemporary. It features bold and sleek styling lines truly accentuating its sporty character. It features dark tint radiator shell matrix and lower bumper grilles at the front along with a perforated radiator grille and the iconic winged “B” that sits above the matrix grille. The radiator grille is surrounded by large inner headlights with Bi-Xenon projector headlamps with signature day time running lights which are further surrounded by fog lamps on either side. It features a wide air dam below the body colored bumper assisting in engine cooling. The rear end features a curvaceous boot lid along with bright tail lamp cluster. The rear also features exhaust finished in chrome. It features 21” alloy wheels further adding cadence to its overall styling.
True to the legendary Bentley characteristics the interior of this luxury motors is truly elegant and luxurious with a dash of sportiness. It comes with some interesting interior options to choose from like engine spin option in Dark Tint Aluminum and Carbon Fiber option. One can choose from seventeen different hide colors along with an option for single or two-tone upholstery and choices for carpet and seat belt colors. The seating arrangement is very comfortable providing ample leg and shoulder room. The seats, steering wheel, gear shifter, cockpit and hand brake are covered in soft flawless leather. The door and console come with fabric inserts and has a sleek finish adding flair to the luxurious interior.
The heart of this magnificent beast is the mighty 6 liter twin turbocharged W12 engine capable of producing maximum power of 616 bhp @ 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 800 Nm @ 1700 rpm. The engine is mated to an 8 speed ZF transmission with steering column mounted gear shift paddles. The power is transmitted from the gear box to the permanent all wheel drive with 40:60 front to rear torque split. These dream cars are capable of accelerating to 60 mph from standstill in just 4 sec and has a top speed of 205 mph an impressive feat considering the gigantic proportion of this vehicle. It also features state of art safety and security features like Electronic Tire Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS), Electronic Cruise Control, EPS and ABS, EBD, Hydraulic Brake Assistance (HBA), Drag Torque Control and Aquaplane detection.
Very few cars come close to the Bentley Continental GT Speed in terms of performance and luxury. This car is an ultimate option for people looking for a high performance car but don’t want to compromise on classic and elegant overall design. This car offers best of both the worlds. This exotic dream car is priced at $ 279,330 making it one of the most expensive cars on offer. However the performance, luxury and image that this car offers is truly worth the price and is an absolute must have in the garages of the rich and affluent.