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Bentley unveils 325 km/h Continental GT Speed Convertible

That purple haze all in your eyes is the 2013 Bentley GT Speed Convertible. The cynical view is, "Bah, take a GT Speed and cut the top off. There. Pass the salt, please...". But when you're Bentley, more than 90 years old, and charging these kinds of ducats, there's no reason to take the cynic's shortcut. So of course the Bentley GT Speed Convertible gets all of the Speed-family accoutrements: matrix radiator grille hiding a twin-turbocharged, 6.0-litre W12 with 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, eight-speed ZF transmission enabling 15 per cent better fuel economy, beefier... Read More

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    Official: Bentley unveils 325 km/h Continental GT Speed Convertible
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    That purple haze all in your eyes is the 2013 Bentley GT Speed Convertible. The cynical view is, "Bah, take a GT Speed and cut the top off. There. Pass the salt, please...". But when you're Bentley, more than 90 years old, and charging these kinds of ducats, there's no reason to take the cynic's shortcut. So of course the Bentley GT Speed Convertible gets ...

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    Review: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
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    The Entry, Entry-Level Bentley I have a friend who once told me that he would never buy the cheapest version of anything. I pressed him about cars and figured he was backed into a corner when I mentioned Bentley. With only the Continental series of cars – GT coupe, GTC convertible, Flying Spur four-door – and Mulsanne sedan on offer, surely ...

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    Report: Bentley mulling own spec series for gentlemen racers?
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    We began to salivate when we saw the Bentley Continental GT3 up close and personal at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The thought of a track-going Continental GT conjured up notions of the Bentley Boys, the original gentlemen racers, tearing down the Mulsanne straight. Well, according to AutoGuide, it appears our wistful ponderings will be realized in the form ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
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    Meeting Bentley's 330 KM/H Prince On The Autobahn I'm travelling at the approximate speed of privilege. With the aluminum accelerator of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed buried to its neck in the high-pile carpet of the floorboard, the 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 underhood is at full boast. The 616 furious British horses pumping under that long, ...

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    Official: Bentley releases full specs, new images of Continental GT Speed [w/video]
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    First we found out about it, then we saw it at Pebble Beach, and now we've got the full skinny on the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed. There's more to the crown prince king of the Continental GT range than its 616 horsepower, 590 pound-feed, eight-speed transmission, 330 km/h (205 mph) top speed and four-second run from zero to 60 (96 km/h). The W12 ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
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    At this year's North American International Auto Show, Bentley unveiled something quite incredible - a V8 version of its Continental GT sports coupe that is an estimated 40 per cent more fuel efficient than its 12-cylinder brethren. With the ever-increasing emphasis on the environment, tailpipe emissions and fuel reserves, it's no wonder that ...

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    Official: 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed debuting at Goodwood with 616 HP and 330 km/h top speed
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    The rumours were true: Bentley will be debuting the car you see here, the 2013 Continental GT Speed, at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. And while it doesn't look all that different (if at all) from a standard Conti GT, the changes under the hood are what sets this big coupe apart from its kin. Take notice: With a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph), ...

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    Rumormill: Bentley to debut new Continental GT Speed at Goodwood?
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    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is coming up, and suitably enough, few automakers will be as well represented as Bentley. In fact, the Flying B will have its largest presence ever for the annual run up the hill, including new models and old, racing and road cars. As part of its program, Bentley has promised to debut a new model at the moving British auto ...

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    Report: Bentley Continental GT V8 hits 9.8 L/100km highway
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    The Bentley Continental GT with the W12 is rated at 19.6 city/12.3 L/100km highway (12/19 mpg) on traditional premium, 29.4 city/16.8 L/100km highway (8/14 mpg) on E85, and easily less than that on an excited right foot. When we drove the Continental GT V8 at launch we were told that official U.S. EPA mileage could be rated as high as 9.8 L/100km (24 mpg) ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8
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    The Red Badge Of Courage When it comes to high-end automobiles, there exists a surprisingly large group of well-heeled buyers seemingly only too happy to plunk down the vast sums required to buy the most expensive model in a given range. To these shoppers, a loftier price connotes that they are buying the best of the best, all but guaranteeing that ...