What you see before you here is a Bentley Continental GT Speed. The “Speed” at the end of the car’s name is a no-nonsense way of letting people know that this is a car above and beyond the traditional GT offering. It was first announced all the way back in 2007, and has lived on all the way through the car’s second generation. Aside from being quicker than the standard GT, this 2+2 fastback also has a tinted front grille and larger tailpipes as aesthetic cues that this car is built for one purpose only — tearing up whatever road is placed in front of it.
The GT Speed is powered by the same 6.0L W12 that pushes the standard GT, only this twelve-pot is bumped up to nearly 600 bhp. That gives it an estimated 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds, and it plows through the quarter mile in a rather fast 12.3 seconds. Not bad for a car that weighs over 5,000 lbs. It’s the first production Bentley capable of surpassing the hallowed 200 mph barrier. As you may expect, the engine is awash in various plastic covers, and the overall engine bay is actually a bit smaller than you may expect.