If you are looking to buy a great sports car – we have good news for you! Bentley has recently unveiled the second generation of their popular model – the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed. The interesting thing is that the car was first introduced in 2003 and it didn’t get a solid update since.
What is even more interesting is that this next generation Continental GT is practically the same car, just with minor updates to the design of the exterior and the interior and some minor engine tweaking.
Exterior of Bentley Continental GT Speed
The differences between the 2016 Bentley Continental GT and its predecessor are so small, that you probably couldn’t tell them, if you didn’t get the chance to compare the cars, side-by-side. On the front of the car, most notable change is the smaller grille along with the new, revised front bumper.
At the back of the 2016 Bentley Continental GT is new rear bumper with more chrome details, reshaped trunk lid and lower diffuser. The company stated that the new 2016 Bentley Continental GT will be offered with lots of different color combinations and new design for 20-inch and 21-inch alloy wheels.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Interior
The interior of the 2016 Bentley Continental GT has been changes as much as its exterior. This is very expensive car and its price tag brings lot of luxury to its owner – high quality materials, like carbon fiber and leather are used. Standard model will have large 8-inch touchscreen display, that will be used primarily for infotainment. If the buyer wants – for a small price of $7,000 a Naim sound system can be installed.
Engine of 2016 Bentley Continental
The engine used in the 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed will be the same engine that was used for its predecessor – the 6.0l W-12 Twin Turbo engine, which has been finely tuned and now produces around 580 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque.
Furthermore, the W-12 engine got the new feature, that its smaller V8 brother already had – the cylinder deactivation feature, which will make the engine more fuel efficient when it is driven in normal speeds. Second engine is the 4.0l V8 Twin Turbo that produces around 520 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with eight speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Price for 2016 Bentley Continental GT
The price of the 2016 Bentley Continental GT was not officially announced, but it should be around $200,000.
2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Release date
The car should go on sale in the summer of 2015.