Thursday, August 2, 2007

New 600hp Continental GT Speed

The new Continental GT Speed, the most powerful Bentley ever made and an extraordinary addition to the Continental GT series. This is also the first Bentley ever to top 200 mph, with a top speed of 32 6 km/h (202 mph).

The exterior style of the new Continental GT Speed is defined by a wider, lower air intake and more upright radiator grille that also provide increased airflow. Its 600bhp (610PS) W12 engine develops 15 percent more torque and nine percent more power than the standard Continental GT, while engine efficiency is optimised by the use of lower friction, lighter-weight components and a new engine management system. The resultant performance is exceptional, with a top speed of 202mph (326km/h), a zero to 60mph sprint time of just 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5s) and effortless overtaking capability.

Engine And Performance:

This is the most powerful Bentley production car ever, its highly efficient W12 engine delivers 600bhp (610PS/449kW) and 553lb ft (750Nm), which is a nine percent increase in power and 15 percent increase in torque as compared to the previous Continental GT. This powerful hub of the car catapults it to a topspeed of 202mph (326km/h). Managing 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and 0-100mph in 10.3 seconds.

This flawless engine power gives the car effortless overtaking performance and the specs support it too, 50-70mph in just 2.3 seconds (80-120km/h in 3.0s).

Also incorporated in the car is Harder-edged, more sporting driving experience through enhanced chassis. Lowered ride height, uprated spring/damper settings and uprated anti-roll bars for improved agility and body control. New levels of roadholding thanks to superior grip from unique 9.5Jx20 wheels with bespoke Pirelli P-Zero performance tyres. Which also help improve steering response also achieved through retuned speed-sensitive Servotronic system, solid-mounted front subframe and stiffer rear bushings.

‘Dynamic’ mode introduced on the uprated Bosch 8.1 ESP system with more progressive intervention to cater for the more spirited driver. Subtle styling modifications distinguish the Continental GT Speed from the Continental GT, which includes, front grille and lower air intakes in dark-tinted chrome matrix and wider rifled sports exhaust tail pipes.

Also on the New Continental GT Speed is a Mulliner Driving Specification which includes, drilled alloy sport foot-pedals, knurled chrome/hide gearlever and diamond quilted hide to seat facings, doors and rear quarter panels.

Price figures havn't been released as yet !

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