The Continental GT Speed has been lauded and lambasted by critics alike, as it very well should be. Considering the outlandish price tag that this car has, it should be scrupulous to feedback from critics. If speed is what you are looking for, the powerful twin-turbo W12 offers a whopping 600 torque at an impressive 553 pound-feet, and it features all-wheel drive that assures no stagger or stumble off the line. This type of power enables a zero-to-60 in about 4 seconds. The interior cabin features all the fineries you’d expect for a meager $200,000 (pocket change). Designer leather seating, real wood trim, multi-zone climate control, premium sound system, touchscreen master computer console with GPS and Wi-Fi and all the other luxurious cadres. 20” wheels that roll on air suspension will turn heads, as will the decadent chrome mesh grilles (both upper and lower). What will assuredly turn your head, however, is your monthly payment and the cost of insurance. Deep-pocketed and affluent folks need only apply.Read more Read less
For 2015, Bentley have upgraded the GT Speed version of the Continental, giving the car a slight bump in power as well as several aesthetic tweaks. The front of the car gets a slightly reworked bumper, while wheels and headlight surrounds are a little darker. The interior also includes more two tone options, further setting the GT Speed apart from its less powerful siblings. New to the lineup in 2015 is the GT3 R version of the Continental. It is much racier than any of the other Continentals in the lineup, with a unique green and white color scheme. Based on the GT3 race car, the GT3 R is also the most powerful V8 Continental sold. Only the 12-cylinder GT Speed is faster and more powerful.
Supercar-quick; no compromises to comfort; reasonable gas mileage (V8 models); all-weather traction; pleasant top-down in optional convertible; hand-crafted look of interior trims
The Bentley Continental is part personal luxury coupe, part performance-oriented grand-tourer--and the specific combination of those traits depends largely on whether one opts for GT models or the edgier GT Speed. Bentleys are built to specification, with a long list of factory options, upgrades and trims, in addition to a bespoke program that lets buyers entirely customize the look, the only limit, is imagination, taste and budget. Regardless of materials or trims, the level of detail and craftsmanship is well above that of most other luxury cars.