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2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Loses its Head, Keeps its Bespoke Cool This is the 10th anniversary of the Bentley Continental GT, the 5,500-pound shim that pried open the market for bespoke luxury at $150K. We're into the second generation of the supercoupe that is still – and we think unfairly – derided as a grossly exaggerated Volkswagen, which to us is like saying the Hulk is just Bruce Banner in a tizzy. There are credible grounds for both statements, but in neither case do they accurately convey the chasm between the alpha and the omega. Nevertheless, checking off the list of updated models brings... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
6.0L Twin Turbo W12
Power:
616 HP / 590 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
Base Price:
$238,000
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    We know what you must be thinking: another Bentley Continental. And we can hardly argue with you, because that's exactly what this is. But what you're actually looking at is the fastest production Bentley ever. It's the new Continental GT Speed, and it's just been unveiled in both coupe and convertible form here in Geneva. Its 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
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    Loses its Head, Keeps its Bespoke Cool This is the 10th anniversary of the Bentley Continental GT, the 5,500-pound shim that pried open the market for bespoke luxury at $150K. We're into the second generation of the supercoupe that is still – and we think unfairly – derided as a grossly exaggerated Volkswagen, which to us is like saying the ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
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    Meeting Bentley's 205-MPH Prince On The Autobahn I'm travelling at the approximate speed of privilege. With the aluminum accelerator of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed buried to its neck in the high-pile carpet of the floorboard, the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 underhood is at full boast. The 616 furious British horses pumping under that long, ...

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    Official: Bentley releases full specs, new images of Continental GT Speed [w/video]
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    First we found out about it, then we saw it at Pebble Beach, and now we've got the full skinny on the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed. There's more to the crown prince king of the Continental GT range than its 616 horsepower, 590 pound-feed, eight-speed transmission, 205-mph top speed and four-second run from zero to 60. The W12 engine has been fitted ...

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    Monterey: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed makes its North American debut
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    The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed stopped by the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance fresh from its appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The GT Speed gets its grunt from a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W12 good for 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which will shoot the big coupe to a top speed of 205 miles per hour. Only Bentley ...

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    Official: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed debuting at Goodwood with 616 HP and 205 MPH top speed
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    The rumors were true: Bentley will be debuting the car you see here, the 2013 Continental GT Speed, at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. And while it doesn't look all that different (if at all) from a standard Conti GT, the changes under the hood are what sets this big coupe apart from its kin. Take notice: With a top speed of 205 miles per hour, ...

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    The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is just around the corner, where Bentley is set to reveal its brand-spanking-new Continental GT Speed. Our intrepid spy photographers caught this Conti prototype out on the street completely uncovered, meaning there's little left for us to speculate about before the supercoupe's debut. The Speed model is set apart from its ...

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    Spy Shots: Bentley Continental GT Speed spotted testing
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    Bentley has released its latest Continental GT to the world, and the facelifted luxury coupe has garnered positive reviews. We know what's coming though, and we're eager to see what the Bentley boys (and girls) have in store for the hotted-up versions of the Conti. Spy photographers managed to capture a pair of two-doors out testing in the rain, and the ...

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    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June.( Well, not exactly whiskey, but ethanol's pretty close.) Bentley had made the announcement (sans date) at the Geneva Motor Show when it showed off the Continental Supersports ...

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    Report: All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June
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    Earlier this month, we heard rumors that coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera planned to introduce a new bespoke version of the Bentley Continental GT. Now we've got confirmation that the firm will indeed introduce an shooting brake based on the GT at the Geneva Motor Show early next month. Only 20 three-door estates are planned, and they'll ...

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