Few cars manufacturers are able to combine luxury and performance as well as Bentley and this is no more evident than with the Continental GT Speed.
Introduced last year, the Continental GT Speed is outfitted with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine that pumps out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. Those are serious figures and come in handy in a vehicle like this. After all, the Continental GT Speed is no lightweight sports car or supercar and actually tips the scales at over 5,000 lbs (2,267 kg).
Bentley’s official claim is that the Continental GT Speed can sprint through to a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h). Eager to put that claim to the test, AutoTopL jumped behind the wheel of a striking yellow Continental GT Speed and hit the Autobahn, as well as some roads near the unrestricted sections of the motorway. It discovered that Bentley may be understating just how fast the car is.
With the throttle pinned, the car in its Sport driving mode and an open stretch of Autobahn, the driver was able to push it through to an indicated top speed of 347 km/h (216 mph) in 7th gear. Importantly, this figure was from the digital speedometer and not verified by a GPS-timing device so it was likely reading a little high. Nevertheless, there’s no denying the fact that the Continental GT Speed is a serious performer that can hang with some supercars in a straight line.