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Bentley Continental GT Speed news - The 202mph Bentley - 2007

Bentley has unveiled its fastest, most powerful car this side of the 2003 Le Mans-winning EXP prototype.

The new ‘Speed’ model is the first Bentley to officially top 200mph - 202mph to be exact - thanks mostly to an uprated version of the 6.0-litre W12 engine.

This interstellar spaceship of an engine bulks up to 600bhp and uses lower friction, lighter internals to help it spin harder and faster, resulting in a 0-60mph time of 4.3 seconds - 0.3 seconds nippier than the standard GT model.

The 0-100mph time is equally bonkers: 10.3 seconds…

Both the standard GT and Speed models have been on the salad - weight is down by 35kg while the steering has been quickened with a revised rack.

Elsewhere there’s a tweaked chassis for greater agility, carbon ceramic brakes (if you spec the 20in alloy wheels) and larger exhaust pipes and a dark-tinted front grille on the Speed model.

Prices have also gone up. The standard Continental GT costs £120,500 (an extra £3000) and the Speed comes in at £137,500. 

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