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2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed is new fastest model

February 26, 2014

The new 2014 model Bentley Continental GT Speed has been revealed. It gets a more powerful engine that makes it the company’s fastest road-going vehicle its ever made.

2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe

Visual changes are minimal. There’s a new front spoiler, new side skirts, and a revised diffuser setup at the back painted in the same colour as the body. The headlights, taillights and 21-inch alloy wheels have also been given a dark tinted look.

Under the bonnet is where you’ll find the main update. There sits an uprated 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine now producing 467kW (up from 460kW) of power and 819Nm of torque (up from 800Nm).

Out on the tarmac, the boosted unit results in a top speed of 331km/h. This is the fastest top speed of any production Bentley ever. Even the convertible version is capable of an impressive 327km/h.

Some changes have been made to the interior, with monotone textures, accent stripes in contrasting colours, a new centre console area and gear lever, and a new ‘Speed’ chrome badge sitting on the passenger side.

The new model will hit the showrooms later this year. Local prices are yet to be announced.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.