Bentley Continental GT Speed
Laying claim to the title of fastest road-going Bentley, the new Continental GT Speed moves the bar ever so slightly for the brand’s best-selling model. It’s really a game of one-upmanship, where the title has been doing more flip-flops than the presidential candidates in this last election. The old GT Speed originally claimed the title with a top speed of 202 miles per hour, but lost it soon after to the 204-mile-per-hour Supersports. The new GT Speed has once again taken the title back with a nice round figure of 205. It can thank the twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12, which creates 616 horsepower, up 50 from the base GT. It works with a new eight-speed automatic that aids the car’s performance and efficiency and feeds an all-wheel drive system with a 40:60 torque split. Bringing it to a stop are massive 16.5-inch carbon-ceramic rotors at the front and 14-inch at the rear. The record for the largest ceramic brakes on a production car is actually another title that has been passed around the Bentley Continental models. Looks like the new GT Speed takes this one back, too.
Engine: 6.0-liter twin-turbocrrarged W-12
0-60: 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 205 mph
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 590 foot-pounds