Bentley introduced the third generation of the Continental GT in 2018 with two engine choices, but the Speed version came in 2021 with more power and more technologies.
After Volkswagen took-over the Bentley brand, it transformed it into the fastest luxury brand globally and took a different path than its former partner, Rolls-Royce. With the Continental GT range, Bentley conquered the personal luxury coupe market.
The 2021 Continental GT Speed featured similar styling to the rest of the range. The main difference was the black mesh-grille at the front, instead of the silver-metallic one from the regular Continental GT. On the sides, the car featured unique side sills and 22” light-alloy wheels. Last but not least, a discreet “Speed” badge found its place on the front fenders.
Inside, the GT Speed showcased Bentley’s expertise in blending luxury materials with race-inspired ones, such as leather, Alcantara, and carbon-fiber. The carmaker created a unique design for the dashboard, and, in front of the passenger, it installed a “Speed” badge, which matched the one from the front fenders.
Apart from the 24 hp increase over the standard Continental GT, the Speed offered more performance-oriented upgrades. The carmaker installed an electronic limited-slip differential, eLSD, for the rear axle that enhanced the traction. With these improvements, the GT Speed got the same 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) time as a Lamborghini Hurracan. For cornering speed, Bentley installed an active suspension system and four-wheel steering.