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Bentley launches new continental GT speed on June 24, 2024


The latest fourth-generation Continental GT Speed from Bentley will be launched at 16:00 BST or 22:00 WIB on Tuesday, 25 June 2024.

With 782 PS of power and 1000 Nm of torque, combined with an all-electric range of 50 miles (80 km) and a CO2 (WLTP) figure of under 50 g/km, the new Continental GT Speed marks a significant step forward for Bentley. Not only will it be the most powerful Bentley road car in the company's 105-year history, but its launch also marks an important milestone in Bentley Beyond100's journey towards becoming a leader in sustainable luxury mobility, with plug-in drivetrains available across the model range. The car retains the handcrafted luxury and exceptional materials synonymous with all Bentleys.

The latest generation of chassis technology – including active all-wheel drive with torque split, four-wheel steering, Electronic Limited Slip Differential, 48V electric active anti-roll control, and new advanced dual-valve dampers – creates the most dynamic Bentley to date and a 'first-day everyday supercar' in this segment. A new design and a range of new technologies complete the latest generation of the car that has defined modern Bentley.

To prove its performance credentials, Bentley will also announce on June 25 that the new Continental GT Speed recently set an unofficial "underwater speed record," achieving a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) in the world's longest and deepest underwater road tunnel – the Ryfylke Tunnel in Norway. A film showcasing the tunnel journey will be released at the launch.

Originally introduced in 2002, the Continental GT sparked a renaissance for Bentley, transforming the business with a tenfold increase in sales and redefining Bentley for the modern era.

The second generation of the Continental GT debuted in Paris in 2010, with orders commencing in October and deliveries starting in early 2011. It launched initially with the W12 engine, later introducing a new 4.0-liter V8 option in 2012. The third generation followed in 2018, built on a new dedicated platform and featuring a new engine, suspension, electrical architecture, technology, and interior and exterior design – collectively setting a new benchmark in the fiercely competitive luxury GT sector.