Bentley Continental GT V8 vs. Continental GT Speed

Bentley Continental GT V8 side view

Continental GT V8

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Bentley Continental GT Speed side view

Continental GT Speed

What's the Difference Between the Bentley Continental GT V8 and Continental GT Speed?

The Continental GT V8 and Continental GT Speed are two different models of the Bentley Continental GT. The Continental GT V8 offers a more traditional luxury look and feel, while the Continental GT Speed is a faster and more performance-oriented model.

Performance

The most notable difference between the Continental GT V8 and Continental GT Speed is the engine and performance differences. As the name implies, the Continental GT V8 features a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 542 hp. The Continental GT Speed, on the other hand, comes with a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing a whopping 650 hp. As a result, the Continental GT Speed can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph - making it one of the fastest production Bentley vehicles ever.

Exterior

In addition to the increased performance, the Continental GT Speed also features a slightly more aggressive exterior design than the Continental GT V8. These exterior differences include a dark tinted front grille, black Bentley 'B' badging, and two large, elliptical-shaped exhaust tips instead of the quad shaped design on the Continental GT V8. Lastly, the Continental GT Speed features unqiue 22” Forged Speed Wheels.

Interior

Inside the cabin, sporty differences continue to separate the Continental GT Speed from the Continental GT V8. The Continental GT Speed offers an exclusive color split option with Alcantara elements and quilted seats. The Continental GT Speed also features sports pedals and illuminated treadplates with the Speed logo. As for interior colors, the Continental GT Speed offers 15 standard color options compared to 5 standard interior colors on the Continental GT V8.

If you are looking for a blanced and luxurious grand-tourer loaded with advanced technology, the Continental GT V8 is a perfect choice. If you also want the ultimate in performance and a vehicle with a more striking design, the Continental GT Speed is for you.

Continental GT V8 vs. Continental GT Speed

SpecsContinental GT V8Continental GT Speed
Base Price MSRP*$202,500*Contact Us
Engine4.0L twin-turbocharged V86.0L twin-turbocharged W12
Horsepower542 hp650 hp
Fuel Economy (MPG)**Up to 16 city / 26 highway**TBD
Transmission8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
DrivetrainActive All-Wheel DriveActive All-Wheel Drive
Dimensions191″ L x 77″ W x 55″ H191″ L x 77″ W x 55″ H
InteriorContinental GT V8Continental GT Speed
Seating Capacity4 seat configuration with straight flute seat design4 seat configuration with diamond-in-diamond quilted seat design
Standard Leather ColorsChoice of 5 standard premium grade hide interior colorsChoice of 15 standard premium grade hide interior colors
Trunk Cargo Capcity12.6 cu-ft12.6 cu-ft
Standard VeneerCrown Cut WalnutPiano Black
HeadliningAlcantara headliningAlcantara headlining
Foot PedalsStandard foot pedalsSport foot pedals
TreadplatesTreadplates embossed with 'Handbuilt in Crewe, England'Stainless steel inner treadplates with 'Speed' inscription. Illuminated 'Bentley' outer treadplates
FeaturesContinental GT V8Continental GT Speed
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoStandardStandard
Infotainment SystemFront screen infotainment system with 12.3”” high resolution capacitive touch screen retina displayFront screen infotainment system with 12.3”” high resolution capacitive touch screen retina display
Audio SystemBentley Signature Audio (Standard)
Niam for Bentley (Optional)
Bentley Signature Audio (Standard)
Niam for Bentley (Optional)
Standard Wheels21" Five Tri-Spoke Wheel22” Forged Speed Wheel
Standard Exterior ColorsChoice of 6 standard exterior paint colorsChoice of 17 standard exterior paint colors
HeadlightsFull LED matrix headlamps with High Beam AssistFull LED matrix headlamps with High Beam Assist

* Vehicle MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, registration, license and options. Starting price refers to the base model vehicle with no optional equipment included, and a more expensive model or trim may be shown. To get full pricing details, see your local AutoNation dealer.

** EPA estimated miles per gallon shown. Actual mileage may differ.

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