Bentley Continental GT Speed 

  • $238k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 616 HP 6.0L
  • 205 mph
My one styling complaint is an old one: The chrome grille, which is larger than ever, looks cheap.
by cars.com (Oct, 2011)
Bentley will tell you it's more hard-edged, but clearly Bentley's definition of hard-edged is different from Porsche.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Continental GT Speed

0-60mph

Continental GT Speed Speed
5.51 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Continental GT Speed Speed
205 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Rocket 800
230 mph

0-100mph

Continental GT Speed Speed
9.7 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Continental GT Speed Speed
13.89 s
LaFerrari
9.72 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley Continental GT Speed

Price

Continental GT Speed Speed
$238k
Veyron
$1.50M
LaFerrari
$1.30M

Horsepower

Continental GT Speed Speed
616 HP
Veyron
987 HP
LaFerrari
950 HP

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What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

The carbon ceramic brakes are a $13,500 option, but one I'd definitely recommend.
by AutomobileMag
The GT Speed coupe and convertible performance variants boast additional power, with their 12-cylinder engines tuned to unleash 616 horsepower.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)
Thus I can conclude that if anyone ever builds a Taurus that goes 380 mph, it would be prudent to equip it with brakes from a Bentley GT Speed.
by AutomobileMag

Powertrain

The second reason is the drivetrain, which carries over with upgrades to both the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engine and six-speed automatic transmission.
by cars.com (Oct, 2011)
Don't let it bother you that the transmission has "only" six speeds when the market now has seven- and eight-speed automatics.
by cars.com (Oct, 2011)
The twin-turbocharged V8 is a powerhouse in its own right, making 500 horsepower and offering improved fuel economy compared with the 12-cylinder engines.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)

Handling

Indeed, at anything approaching law regarding velocities the Bentley feels utterly resolute everywhere, and even well into court-visiting cornering and highway speeds it remains crushingly effective.
by EVO (Feb, 2013)
Still, if anything can keep it all in check, a combination of AWD, adaptive self-leveling air suspension, and bespoke 275/35x20 Pirelli PZero tires should do the trick.
by MotorTrend (Dec, 2007)
Testing out the permanent all-wheel drive in the GT Speed Convertible – with no chains on the tires – not only did we not have a single problem, but we could hop into the barely used left lane, joining the line of four-wheel drive SUVs and Subarus cruising by the plodders while other drivers eyed us with looks that said, "Um... what?
by AutoBlog (Apr, 2013)

Transmission

There's no escaping the fact that the new stud in the Bentley stable is a portly steed, but engineers managed to cut some 385 pounds from the standard Continental GT W12.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
Bentley claims the close-ratio eight-speed ZF gearbox improves fuel economy by as much as 12 percent, while also reducing carbon emissions compared to the previous six-speed unit.
by MotorTrend
The coupe's 0-60mph time only climbs by 0.1sec to 4.1sec, the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox busy, but largely imperceptible, in its shifting.
by EVO (Feb, 2013)

Interior

Aside from the much-advised rearview camera, other options of note include the premium Naim audio system, an iPod interface, heated steering wheel, radar-based adaptive cruise control, carbon-ceramic brakes, and lambswool rugs.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)
The cockpit remains impressively quiet even well above the triple digit barrier.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)
The full 9 to 10 matched bull hides are all in attendance from headliner to kick panel and everywhere in between, and the cockpit remains impressively quiet even well above the triple digit barrier.
by AutoBlog (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $238,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 12 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG

design

Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 8 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.71:1
  2. 2: 3.14:1
  3. 3: 2.1:1
  4. 4: 1.67:1
  5. 5: 1.29:1
  6. 6: 1:1
  7. 7: 0.84:1
  8. 8: 0.67:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.94 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.19 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 275/35 21
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 533/? 241
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 205 mph
1/4 mile 13.89 s
0-60mph 5.51 s
0-100mph 9.7 s
Lateral acceleration 0.88 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 616 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.3 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 5,998 cc
Cylinders W12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.55 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,115 lb
Width 76.5 in
Height 54.9 in
Length 189.2 in
Front track width 65.6 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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