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Old 2nd August 2007, 16:15   #1
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Thumbs up Bentley Reveals 600-hp Continental GT Speed

Press Release:

New 600bhp Continental GT Speed extends the worldwide appeal of Bentley's iconic GT coupe 1 August, 2007

- The most powerful production Bentley ever and the first to top 200mph.
- Inspired by Bentley's legendary 'Speed' models of the1920s.
- A harder-edged, more sporting Bentley driving experience.
- Builds on the success of Bentley's iconic Continental GT coupe.




Source : Boss Bentley: Bentley Reveals 600-hp Continental GT Speed - Jalopnik

Specifications:

ENGINE
Type 12-cylinder, 6-litre twin-turbocharged engine
Installation Front, longitudinal, all-wheel drive
Construction Alloy heads and block
Bore/stroke 84 x 90.2mm
Capacity 5998cc
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Valve gear Chain-driven DOHC per bank, 4 valves per cylinder, cam phased inlet and outlet
Power GT Speed: 600bhp/610PS/449kW @ 6000rev/min
GT: 552bhp/560PS/412kW @ 6100rev/min


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Old 2nd August 2007, 19:38   #2
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That beast still has the biggest discs around. Those differences in horsepower and torque are going to make a considerable difference. I hope it has a little more distinct exhaust note, than the often faint rumble of the existing GT.
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While waiting at the lights near my office, a Continental pulled up next to me. I could hardly hear a road/rumble when the guy began to move once the lights turned green. I would have expected a much better exhaust note for a vehicle with 500+ bho under the hood. Hope the GT Speed has better music to show off its 600bhp engine..
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Good Grief: Surely nobody buys a car like a Bentley to make noise?

They buy a Bentley to shift like a missile --- in purrrrfect silence

I never hankered after a sports car, let alone a ludicrously expensive one, but... if I was to have one forced on me, let it be one of these!
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Good Grief: Surely nobody buys a car like a Bentley to make noise?

They buy a Bentley to shift like a missile --- in purrrrfect silence

I never hankered after a sports car, let alone a ludicrously expensive one, but... if I was to have one forced on me, let it be one of these!

No one's talking about buying a Bentley to make noise.

Anyways,back to the topic, this GT Speed would surely allure a few more customers looking to get something with the extra zing.
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A bentley is more of a Stealth missile rather than something that shouts arrival from rooftops. Cater to different tastes!
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No one's talking about buying a Bentley to make noise. ... ... ...
'a better exhaust note' was the expression used.

The exhaust note from a car like that, surely, should be, "Errr... I didn't realise the engine was running"!
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'a better exhaust note' was the expression used.

The exhaust note from a car like that, surely, should be, "Errr... I didn't realise the engine was running"!
True. No doubts about that. Infact, I was really amazing at how silent it is when you sit inside the Lexus IS-250.. absolutely no noise when the engine's on.

There won't be any cosmetic changes to the GT-Speed,if I'm not mistaken. A colleague mentioned to me that Bentley was looking to introduce a few changes to the Continental's looks.Not sure if we'd see that happening anytime soon,though.
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This is more my style. Or thiseven!

I think the Arnage weighs over four tons... 0-60 (Mph not kph) in 5.2 seconds. In something that weighs more than some laden trucks!

Drool....
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looks wild, loved the rims on this one. some day my friends some day
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Check out some of the standard accessories on the Bentley site.

Stuff like limited-access key for valet parking!
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Bentley designs have radically evolved since the ones from the 90s and 2000 when they used to be wide boxy cars like the mercs..I somehow still like that old look...
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Well for all it is, it's still butt ugly. Would prefer the Arnage any day!
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Well for all it is, it's still butt ugly. Would prefer the Arnage any day!
But after the Arnage whats the Next Stop??
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But after the Arnage whats the Next Stop??
You already know the answer! The RR of course
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