Bentley Continental GT Speed 2014

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.Bentley Continental GT Speed 2014 photoBentley Continental GT Speed 2014 photo2Bentley Continental GT Speed 2014 photo3Bentley Continental GT Speed 2014 interior
Price: $220,725
Engine: 6.0-liter twin-turbocrrarged W-12
Horsepower: 616
0-60: 4.0 seconds
Top Speed: 205 mph
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Torque: 590 foot-pounds