Of course, they are known for incredible luxury, but their cars are also very quick. In order to keep the competition in the rearview, the new Bentley Continental GT Speed arrives on March 23rd. What we know so far is that it will debut unprecedented chassis technologies and they want us to know it will be the “most capable, performance-focused Bentley yet”.
To give you a frame of reference, a new Continental GT loaded with a twin-turbo W12 offers 621 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. My first experience with such a machine was building our booth at a Barrett-Jackson auction. There is nothing small or inconsequential about a Continental. No plastic inside or out is why they weigh-in over 5,300 lbs, but they accelerate like an ACME rocket.
It was a 2018 Supersports model that was conservatively rated at 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft. It was a used car, so I had to make sure the turbos worked! All wheels erupt in smoke as you head for the next county. You too need to have such a machine, so click the button and hang on!
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