Bentley Unveils New Continental GT Speed

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The new Continental GT Speed, Bentley‘s most powerful car ever, will be launched at 16:00 BST on Tuesday, 25 June. This fourth-generation model boasts an Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain with 782 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque, offering 50 miles (80 km) of electric range and a WLTP CO2 figure under 50 g/km. The car has a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h), confirmed by setting an unofficial “underwater speed record” in the world’s longest and deepest subsea road tunnel.

Key Highlights:

  • Launch Date: 16:00 BST on Tuesday, 25 June.
  • Powertrain: Ultra Performance Hybrid with 782 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque.
  • Electric Range: 50 miles (80 km).
  • CO2 Emissions: WLTP figure under 50 g/km.
  • Top Speed: 208 mph (335 km/h), confirmed with an underwater speed record in the Ryfylke Tunnel, Norway.

Bentley’s new Continental GT Speed represents a significant milestone in the company’s history. Not only is it the most powerful Bentley road car ever, but it also marks an important step in Bentley’s Beyond100 journey towards sustainable luxury mobility, offering a plug-in drivetrain across all model ranges. Despite its advanced technology, the car maintains the handcrafted luxury and exceptional materials characteristic of Bentley.

The latest chassis technology includes active all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, four-wheel steering, an electronic Limited Slip Differential, 48V electric active anti-roll control, and new advanced dual-valve dampers. These features make the new GT Speed the most dynamic Bentley to date and the first ‘everyday supercar’ in its segment. The car’s design and suite of technology further enhance its status as the modern Bentley benchmark.

Bentley will showcase the car’s performance credentials by announcing that the new Continental GT Speed has set an unofficial “underwater speed record,” reaching its top speed in Norway’s Ryfylke Tunnel. A film of this achievement will be released at the launch.

Originally unveiled in 2002, the Continental GT marked the beginning of Bentley’s transformation, leading to a ten-fold increase in sales and redefining the brand for the modern era. The second-generation Continental GT was launched in 2010, followed by a V8 option in 2012. The third generation debuted in 2018, featuring a new platform, engine, suspension, electrical architecture, and updated interior and exterior designs, setting a new standard in the luxury GT sector.

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