The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed – Drift With Class [Video]
When one thinks of the super rich classy car the two names that spring to mind, my mind anyway, would have to be Rolls Royce and Bentley. Of course they don’t look like ‘supercars’ with their wood grained interiors and smooth business like lines; but get under the hood and there’s some serious supercar blood flowing through those engines.
The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed, which just premiered at Pebble Beach, is one of those beast in a Seville Row suit with 616 horsepower motor, 590 pound-feed, and its eight speed transmission.
Not to mention that its speedometer tops out at 340 km/h … yes .. you read that right … freaking 340 km/h (that’s 205 mph for you non-metric folks)
Here’s a bit more “technical” breakdown of what’s under the hood of this beauty via their YouTube page:
Powered by Bentley’s iconic 6-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, the GT Speed develops 625 PS (616 bhp) at 6000 rev/min – up 50 PS versus the standard Continental GT – with 800 Nm (590 lb.ft) of torque available from 2000 to 5000 rev/min (up 100 Nm) for instantly accessible high performance. Coupled with a new ZF eight-speed close-ratio automatic transmission and state-of-the-art engine management software, the GT Speed despatches the zero-to-sixty sprint in 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2s), reaching 100 mph (160 km/h) from a standing start in just 9.0 seconds. In-gear acceleration is equally breath-taking.
In the Bentley Speed tradition, outstanding performance is matched by an enhanced chassis with up-rated springs, anti-roll bars and bushes, a lowered ride height (by 10mm front and rear) together with re-tuning of the electronically controlled damping and steering systems.
Drool baby, drool ……