AutoExpress reports that Bentley plans to bring a GT2 version of the Continental to market next year. The word comes straight from Bentley head-honcho Wolfgang Durheimer, and while it's unclear at this point whether the machine will make use of the same W12 engine at the heart of the current Continental, the story suggests that buyers can expect to enjoy up to 650 horsepower. That's a 100 horse jump over the base model. In addition, the Continental GT2 is expected to tip the scales at a full 441 pounds lighter than its tamer sibling.

As a result, the high-strung coupe may be able to turn out 0-60 mph sprints in the sub-four-second range. Even more impressive is the fact that the model may abandon its all-wheel drive system for the feat. AutoExpress reports that Bentley may abandon the tried-and-true W12 for a forced-induction V8. Whatever shows up under the hood, we can't wait to see the machine in action.

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      illnever tell
      • 3 Years Ago
      Anyone else think Bentley is the king of elegant lines?
      Autorent Car Rental
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bentley has always got its class of style... I love it
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't see why they need to continue to sportify the Continental line. The car is designed to be speedy, yet quite heavy luxury car. Making it more and more racy creates a bit of a paradox: when it's luxuries are removed for lightness it is no longer the bastion of comfort and indulgence that it's base and Speed counterparts are; yet, it's still far to heavy and big to really be a performance car. Making the Continental more sporty pushes it into a market into which it can't hold it's own.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is gonna be an awesome car no doubt... but GT2, really? Why not just call it the Conti Xtreme, or Continental HD. The name would be equally silly, and meaningless.
      Marc Underwood
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what happens when you plant the leader of Porsche inside of the drivers' seat at Bentley. No complaints from me.