Bentley's facelifted Continental GT and new GT SpeedEnlarge Photo
Specific changes to the engine include a new crankcase design, a lighter camshaft chain and a faster cam sensor, which see carbon-dioxide emissions drop 3.5% compared to the previous model. Small change when you consider that the new model still emits 396g of CO2 per km.
The Conti GT, although grand, was universally derided as being a bland drive. All the right elements were there, a prestigious badge, a W12 engine and an AWD chassis, but somehow when put together the mega-coupe failed to ignite much passion. However, the return of the legendary ‘Speed’ title and performance numbers that put thoroughbred sports cars to shame will likely change all that.
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