Bentley is also introducing the Continental GT Speed Black edition which celebrates the rich and striking depth of the GT’s sporting character. Available as both coupe and convertible bodystyles, the customers’ choice of body color is complimented by a high gloss black finish to the exterior brightware, including the window openings and lamp bezels. All-black 21-inch five-spoke directional wheels cover distinctive brake calipers, which can be specified in red or black finishes.
To add a further unique and striking twist, the Black Edition also features contrast colours to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades: Hallmark, Beluga, St James’ Red and a new shade, Cyber Yellow. Customers can also choose to color-match the door mirrors as a final exterior accent.
Inside, the mix of dark tones and vivid highlights continues. Carbon fiber adorns the fascia, center and roof consoles to create a dark opulent ambiance while a dedicated Black Edition color split sees the seats and center console bordered by contrasting leather, available in Porpoise, Beluga, Pillar Box Red or new Cyber Yellow to match the exterior styling accents. Corresponding contrast stitching accentuates the diamond quilting of the doors and Mulliner GT Design seats.
For power output, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black edition’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine can do 642 PS (up from 635 PS) and 840 Nm of torque (20 Nm extra). This additional torque is applied through the entire rev range via careful reoptimization of boost control, raising the Grand Tourer’s renowned “torque plateau” of continuous maximum torque delivery from 2,000-5,000 rpm, and bringing even greater acceleration performance. As a result, the 0 – 100 km/h sprint is accomplished in just 4.1 seconds.
It takes 110 hours to handcraft each and every Continental GT at the Bentley factory in Crewe. The upgraded W12 engine applied to all Continental GT Speed models is entirely assembled by 30 dedicated crews over 12½ hours. Meanwhile, the sumptuous and technically complex unique interiors are handcrafted by the experts in Bentley’s Leather and Trim workshop. Each hide is carefully checked by hand and eye before being stitched, shaped and finished entirely by hand, rivalling the quality of the finest furniture and precise tolerances of jewellery and watch craftsmanship.