New Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Previously Known As GTC Speed

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is official announced today. And interestingly Bentley did not name this car as GTC Speed like previous years. The GTC was standing for the convertible version of GT, and by this way we can identify the Bentley whether it is coupe or convertible. However, this time Bentley decided to name the GT Speed Convertible and removed the “C” from GTC. I have no clue why Bentley changed the name of the car.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is the fastest four-seat convertible on product, thanks to 325 km/h (202 mph) top speed. A friendly recommendation, don’t try to drive a convertible with those speeds, it may not be that comfortable!
Continental GT Speed Convertible achieves this outstanding top speed by W12 twin turbo petrol engine with 625 HP and 800 Nm of torque from the 2000 rpm! Basically, you don’t need to lower the gears to speed up. And W12 engine is coupled with short ratio 8-speed automatic gearbox. And this W12 engine is 15% more economic than the previous one. I am definitely sure that, after this improvement people will rush into Bentley :)
I don’t think that many customers of Bentley change their mind due to consumption figures. It is good to see the improvement in fast cars but their customers really don’t bother with the petrol price :) As some of them produce petrol as well.
Lastly, Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible really looks beautiful. I am not a fan of convertible cars but GT Speed looks really nice.
The technical information of the Bentley Continental GT Speed and GT Speed Convertible is below the photos.

GT Speed Convertible
GT Speed
Engine
Type
6-litre twin-turbocharged W12
Max Power
616 bhp / 460 kW / 625 PS @6000 rpm
Max Torque
800 Nm / 590 lb.ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
Type
ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and wheel-mounted paddleshift
Driveline
Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Ratios
1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive
2.85
Brakes
Front
405mm ventilated discs (optional 420mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Rear
335mm ventilated discs (optional 356mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled)
Wheels and Tyres
Wheels
9.5J x 21”
Tyres
275/35 ZR21
Steering
Type
Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock
2.6 turns
Turning circle
11.3 m
Suspension
Front
Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear
Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping
Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2746 mm / 108.1 in
Overall length
4806 mm / 189.2 in
Width (across body)
1944 mm / 76.5 in
Width (inc. mirrors)
2227 mm / 87.7 in
Overall height
1393 mm / 54.8 in
1394 mm / 54.9 in
Fuel tank
90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
Boot volume
260 / 9.18 cu ft
358 litres / 12.6 cu ft
Kerb weight (EU)
2495 kg / 5500 lb
2320 kg / 5115 lb
Gross vehicle weight
2900 kg / 6393 lb
2750 kg / 6063 lb
Performance
Top speed
202 mph / 325 km/h
205 mph / 330 km/h
0-60 mph
4.1 secs
4.0 secs
0-100 mph
9.7 secs
9.0 secs
0-100 km/h
4.4 secs
4.2 secs
0-160 km/h
9.7 secs
9.0 secs
Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban
12.5 mpg (22.7 litres/100km)
12.7 mpg (22.2 litres/100km)
Extra Urban
27.2 mpg (10.4 litres/100km)
28.0 mpg (10.1 litres/100km)
Combined
19.0 mpg (14.9 litres/100km)
19.5 mpg (14.5 litres/100km)
CO2 emissions
347 g/km
338 g/km
Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg)
12
13
Highway (US mpg)
20
20
Combined (US mpg)
15
15
Emissions Controls
EU 5 and US LEV II

Pictures’ Copyrights
Bentley
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