The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed has been confirmed to make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place from the 28 June to 1 July in the UK.
While the Continental GT Speed may not look any different from a standard Continental GT, it is the changes made under the hood that set it a part from any other.
The new production model is the fastest Bentley has ever produced, taking 4.2 seconds to meet 0 – 100km/h, reaching a top speed of 329km/h. Bentley has also modified the chassis, steering setups and suspension as well as lowered the vehicles overall ride height.
The official press release states that:
“At the heart of the new Continental GT Speed is an uprated version of the unique Bentley 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 engine. For the new model, the legendary Bentley W12 develops 625 PS (616 bhp/460 kW) at 6000 rev/min and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque to deliver thunderous, supercar performance with effortless overtaking capability.”
At the event, Bentley drivers Juha Kankunnen, Guy Smith and Derek Bell will pilot a pre-production GT Speed up the Goodwood Hill twice a day.
Orders for the new GT Speed have already begun with deliveries expected to take place from October 2012.
Source: Auto Blog