The wait is over as the eagerly-awaiting Bentley Continental GT Speed arrives in dealerships around the country, giving thrill-seeking drivers their first chance to get behind the wheel of the marque’s fastest ever road car.
The pinnacle model in the Continental range was unveiled earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, when the full scope of its performance was demonstrated as it powered its way up the famous hill climb.
Combining leading-edge engineering excellence, outstanding handling, and Bentley’s renowned attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship, the result is every inch the driver’s car – and it is now available at dealerships throughout the country, ready to be put through its paces.
What the papers say
The launch set the motoring press alight, with the world’s top writers clamouring to pay tribute to the engineering and design excellence of the Bentley development team at Crewe.
The Daily Mail said: “The Speed can be two cars in one. In normal drive mode it has the impeccable manners of a Grand Tourer. Switch to sport and it becomes a supercar with a roaring burble.”
Meanwhile, Top Gear Magazine’s test driver was impressed by the GT Speed’s performance, saying: “Peak power is 616bhp and maximum torque is 590lb ft thanks to the bi-turbo, 6.0 litre W12 engine. All those figures roughly translate into one almighty shove in the back if you bury your foot and that sense of acceleration simply never diminishes, no matter what speed you hit.”
MSN Cars were amazed by the Bentley’s class-leading qualities: “Is there a cheaper, more competent and more wide-ranging 200mph GT all-rounder anywhere? At £151,000 we think not.”
Most colourfully, the Sunday Telegraph commented on the overall desirability of the car, observing: “You could almost sense them – young and old, men and women – dreaming they were drawing up at the Hotel Splendide in Nice in this sleek and muscular two door couple and carelessly tossing the key to the doorman. It is Bentley’s business to fire up these fantasies; and it has become extremely adept at stoking the boiler.”
Now, discerning drivers will be able to experience for themselves the delight of Bentley’s supreme supercar, revelling in its sporty stance and trademark GT styling along with characteristic levels of refinement and comfort, craftsmanship and quality.
To arrange your own test drive please contact Bentley Cambridge on 01223 640 632.