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2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed: More power and better reflexes

Bentley gives us a new lean and mean Continental GT Speed for 2022.

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Bentley debuts a new Continental GT Speed for the 2022 model year featuring more power, sharper handling and light styling changes.

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Based on the Continental GT W12, the Speed sees power climb to 650 horsepower from 626. 

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Torque is unchanged checking in at a stout 664 pound-feet.

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Routing to all four of the Continental GT Speed's wheels is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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In coupe form, Bentley says the GT Speed can hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Top speed checks in at 208 mph.

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In addition to the coupe, the GT Speed will be available as a convertible. The drop-top version is capable of sprinting to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

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To improve handling, Bentley engineers retuned the Continental GT's all-wheel-drive system and stability control programming. 

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GT Speed models also benefit from four-wheel steering and an electronic limited-slip differential. 

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Visually, the Continental GT Speeds get a dark tint grille, special badges and exclusive 22-inch wheel designs on the outside. The cabin benefits from leather and Alcantara upholstery and diamond-quilted seats.

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The 2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible will hit US showrooms later this fall, starting at $277,635 and $305,135, respectively.  

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