Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur updates add power and luxury

Feb 26, 2014
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Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur updates add power and luxury

Bentley has announced that it will be making updates to its Continental GT and Flying Spur models. The performance updates for the Continental GT Speed make it the fastest production Bentley ever. Bentley's Flying Spur model is now offered with a new twin turbo V8 under the hood.

That V8 engine displaces 4.0L and produces 500bhp and 488 lb-ft of torque. The top of the line Flying Spur will continue to use the Bentley W12 engine. The twin turbo V8 engine will push the Flying Spur to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and to a top speed of 183 mph. Despite the performance, Bentley says that the car has a driving range of 520 miles per tank of fuel and uses cylinder deactivation and other tech to improve fuel efficiency.

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The Continental GT Speed will use a 6.0L twin turbo W12 engine that produces 626bhp and 620 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is 206mph making it the fastest production Bentley ever produced. A convertible version of the car is able to reach a top speed of 203 mph.

The Speed version of the Continental also gets revised and lowered suspension. Special 21-inch wheels are fitted to the Speed model and it gets styling bits on the outside to set it apart from other Bentley models with a different front splitter, side skirts, and a rear diffuser. Pricing is unannounced, but it is a Bentley, if you have to ask.

SOURCE: Bentley


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