The Bentley Continental GT Speed Is An Opulent Coupe That Packs A Really Big Punch

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With a 659 hp 6.0-liter W12 engine, the Bentley Continental GT Speed is a driftable luxury brute .
As the very first Bentley to be launched after the brand was acquired by the VW Group, the Continental GT was designed to be (relatively) more affordable and performance-oriented in order to appeal to new, younger potential customers.

Bentley understood that they needed to step away from their traditional style of full-size luxury cars that focused mainly on comfort and grandeur, and so the Continental got its GT-ness by combining the performance of a sports car with the opulence expected of a Bentley.

The luxury coupe is currently in its third generation, and the latest addition to the Continental family is the 2022 GT Speed. As the fastest production Bentley currently in existence you can expect it to be nothing less than impressive, but what exactly is it like? Mat Watson from CarWow got behind the wheel of a sublime Verdant GT Speed with the abandoned Comiso Air Base in Sicily as his playground.

The new Continental GT Speed isn't vastly different in terms of its exterior appearance. You can certainly request for a few optional extras like the Akrapovic quad tailpipe exhaust or the GT Speed styling pack that will give you carbon fiber trim, but other than a slightly bigger set of alloy wheels and a smoked front bumper grille, the car remains mostly unchanged.

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Inside the GT Speed is where you find a few more details that are distinctive to…
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