2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed unveiled, gets 616-hp

Bentley has dropped pictures and details of its new flagship performance car and ‘its fastest production model ever’ – the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

“For nearly a decade, the Bentley Continental GT has defined high luxury, high performance grand touring and the unique W12 engine has been so successful that Bentley is now the world’s largest producer of 12-cylinder engines,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s Chairman and CEO. “The new GT Speed with its harder-edged, sportier character reaffirms this pinnacle positioning and continues to broaden the worldwide appeal of the Continental coupe.”

Power for the new 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed comes from a 6.0 liter twin-turbo W12 engine making 616-hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft. Mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, 0 to 60 mph comes in just 4 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.

The public debut of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed will be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 with deliveries to start in October.

– By: Omar Rana