Bentley to launch 4th-gen Continental GT Speed

Electrified offering to be equipped with Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain system

Bentley to launch 4th-gen Continental GT Speed

MANILA: Bentley will present the fourth-generation Continental GT Speed tomorrow.

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  • When will Bentley launch the fourth-generation Continental GT Speed?

    Bentley will launch the fourth-generation Continental GT Speed tomorrow, June 25.
  • How much power does the fourth-generation Bentley Continental GT Speed make?

    Per the carmaker, the upcoming Bentley Continental GT Speed dishes out 771 horsepower.
  • According to the storied British automotive brand, the nameplate's newest version — which is based on the Bentley Continental GT (photo shown below) — marks a significant step towards the marque’s journey in sustainability.

    Bentley Continental GT 1

    It is powered by the carmaker’s Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain system that can put out some 771 horsepower with approximately 1,000 Newton-meters of torque — making it the most powerful Bentley ever produced to date.

    Per the Crewe-headquartered luxury car company, the upcoming car  will be made available in plug-in hybrid variants and will have an estimated 80 kilometers of emissions-free driving.

    “Not only will it be the most powerful Bentley road car in the company’s 105-year history, its introduction marks an important milestone in Bentley’s Beyond100 journey to be the leader in sustainable luxury mobility with the availability of a plug-in drivetrain across all model ranges,” the company wrote in a press release.

    Further cementing the capabilities of the fourth-generation Bentley Continental GT Speed is the firm’s latest chassis innovations. Notable features include active all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, four-wheel steering, an electronic limited-slip differential, 48-volt electric active anti-roll control, and new, advanced dual-valve dampers.

    Unofficial underwater speed record

    During tomorrow’s unveiling, Bentley will also announce that the fourth-gen Continental GT Speed has claimed an unofficial “underwater speed record.”

    Bentley Continental GT 2

    According to the Volkswagen Group-owned brand, the grand tourer has been put through its paces at Norway’s Ryfylke Tunnel — the longest subsea road tunnel and deepest tunnel of any kind on the planet.

    There, it reached a top speed of 335 kilometers per hour.

    Photos from Bentley

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