Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition goes on sale

GT Speed gets engine updates for even better performance, while new Black Edition expands options for owners

Bentley’s Continental GT Speed has got even faster – and there’s a new Black Edition model to give buyers another way to differentiate their Conti from that of their neighbour.

Changes to the GT Speed revolve around its 6-litre, twin-turbocharged W12, with improvements brought about thanks to recalibration of the way the engine delivers boost. The result is a peak power output of 633bhp (previously 626bhp) and 620lb ft of torque, developed all the way from 2000-5000rpm.

The upshot is a trimming of the 0-60mph time, down from 4.1sec to 3.9sec, while those with a long enough stretch of private road – a gravel driveway, say – will eventually reach 206mph – making it the fastest production Bentley yet.

To this, the Black Edition adds a series of visual alterations for a distinctive new take on the familiar Continental GT form.

Customers are free to choose their own body colour – within reason, one suspects, though a few will no doubt slip through the net into the hands of vinyl wrappers – which is then contrasted with a high gloss black finish to certain exterior elements, such as the headlamp bezels and window surrounds.

The 21-inch alloy wheels are also black, behind which lurk red or black-painted brake calipers and sizeable discs. A choice of four further contrasting shades (Hallmark, Beluga, St James’ Red and Cyber Yellow) are available for the mirrors, front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser, for the effect visible in Bentley’s images.

The interior can be rendered in similarly striking shades, with Porpoise, Beluga, Pillar Box Red and Cyber Yellow accents for the leather trim, dashboard and door elements, the gear shifter and the contrasting stitching. Carbonfibre trim can be found across the facia, and centre and roof consoles.

Order books are open now with deliveries beginning in the summer. The Continental GT Speed range starts at £168,300.

Recommended

Bentley Continental GT Mulliner to adopt Speed-spec W12 engine
Bentley Continental GT Mulliner W12 – front quarter
Bentley Continental GT coupe

Bentley Continental GT Mulliner to adopt Speed-spec W12 engine

Flagship Mulliner Continental GT variant to pick up extra horsepower and eLSD from the Speed
21 Jun 2022
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S revealed – sporty makeover for the luxury saloon
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S – front
Bentley

Bentley Flying Spur V8 S revealed – sporty makeover for the luxury saloon

Bentley’s ‘S’ range is now complete, with the Flying Spur joining the Continental GT and Bentayga in the lineup
13 Jun 2022
Rolls-Royce Phantom II debuts – the ultimate luxury experience on four wheels
Rolls-Royce Phantom II – side sports
Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom II debuts – the ultimate luxury experience on four wheels

There are luxury cars, and then there’s the new Phantom II and its unmatched opulence
12 May 2022
Maserati Trofeo MC Editions revealed for Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli
Maserati MC Edition – Ghib front
Maserati

Maserati Trofeo MC Editions revealed for Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli

Maserati’s 562bhp Trofeo models to don the traditional hues of their Modenese homeland in new MC Editions
3 Feb 2022

Most Popular

A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive
Car wash loophole in an MGF
MG

A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive

How the drop-tops Grand Challenge got some of the evo team in a lather
21 Jun 2022
GMA T.50 specs, prices and rivals – all you need to know about Murray’s next supercar
GMA T.50 FoS 22 – front
GMA T.50 coupe

GMA T.50 specs, prices and rivals – all you need to know about Murray’s next supercar

The T.50’s intensive development period is almost complete, here’s everything you need to know about Murray’s F1 successor
30 Jun 2022
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2022 review – a sports utility vehicle done right
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo – front cornering
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 2022 review – a sports utility vehicle done right

A convincing play at being the ultimate everyday driver of the future. It’s heavy and doesn’t have enough range, but there’s lots here to like
2 Jul 2022