spy shot bentley continental gtc speed

While racers were busy blasting up Pikes Peak this past weekend, Bentley engineers decided to make a more civilized mountain run. Spy photographers have captured the next-generation Continental GTC Speed undergoing testing in the Alps. The convertible is not yet Bentley polished, as it's lacking camo, but it provides a great glimpse at the upcoming production GTC Speed.

The aggressive lower fascia, hood fents, wheels and exhaust provide a good hint that this Conti is hiding a more powerful derivative of the W12 under its hood. Expect a horsepower rating well above 600, and a torque figure to make one-ton pickups jealous. Click through the gallery below to check out the photos.