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2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed
£56,606.45 ($78,900.00)(€64,141.11)
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Champion Motors International is Proud to Present this Beautiful Bentley ContinentalGT Speed Done in Glacier White Exterior with Newmarket Tan Rich Leather Interior.The Continental GT Speed is the most powerful production Bentley ever and the first totop 200mph (322km/h). A potent addition to the companys highly successfulContinental series, the GT Speed extends the appeal of the Continental GT coupe todriving enthusiasts who place a high value on outright performance and agile handling.The exterior style of the new Continental GT Speed models is defined by a wider, lowerair intake and more upright radiator grille that also provide increased airflow to the morepowerful GT Speed. Its 600bhp (610PS) W12 engine develops 15 percent more torqueand nine percent more power than the standard Continental GT, while engine efficiencyis optimized by the use of lower friction, lighter-weight components and a new enginemanagement system. The resultant performance is exceptional, with a top speed of202mph (326km/h), a zero to 60mph sprint time of just 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5s)and effortless overtaking capability.Complementing the Continental GT Speeds high performance is its unique chassis tunethat delivers tauter handling and improved agility, with new, wider 9.5J 20-inch wheelsand bespoke performance tires as standard fitment. Fade-resistant carbon ceramicbrakes are available as an option. Subtle design touches, including a dark-tinted frontgrille and larger sports tailpipes, reinforce the sporting character of the Continental GTSpeed.The most powerful Bentley production car ever, its highly efficient W12 engine delivers600bhp (610PS/449kW) and 553lb ft (750Nm): A nine percent increase in power and 15 percent increase in torque.Top speed of 202mph (326km/h). 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.5s).0-100mph in 10.3 seconds (0-160km/h in 10.2s).Effortless overtaking performance: 50-70mph in just 2.3 seconds (80-120km/h in 3.0s).CO2 emissions reduced by 3.5 percent to 396 g/km, with a similar reduction in fuelconsumption as a result of improved engine efficiency.Harder-edged, more sporting driving experience through enhanced chassis:Lowered ride height, updated spring/damper settings and updated anti-roll bars forimproved agility and body control.New levels of road holding thanks to superior grip from unique 9.5Jx20 wheels withbespoke Pirelli P-Zero performance tires.Improved steering response achieved through retuned speed-sensitive ServotronicSystem, solid-mounted front sub frame and stiffer rear bushings.Dynamic mode introduced on the updated Bosch 8.1 ESP system with moreprogressive intervention to cater for the more spirited driver.Subtle styling modifications distinguish the Continental GT Speed from the ContinentalGT:Front grille and lower air intakes in dark-tinted chrome matrix.Wider rifled sports exhaust tail pipes.Mulliner Driving Specifications: Drilled alloy sport foot-pedals, knurled chrome/hide gearleverDiamond quilted hide to seat facings, doors and rear quarter panels. Improved ride comfort thanks to addition of new low-friction dampers. In combination with the all-wheel drive system, the updated ESP 8.1 with new SportTraction mode ensures superb traction, without being intrusive. Distinctive, classic Bentley B brake pedal. 35kg (77lb) reduction in curb weight due primarily to optimization of suspension andcooling system components.Increased use of aluminum parts in suspension benefits steering feel and rollingcomfort. Revised Servotronic power steering gives improved feel and feedback. Optional fade-resistant carbon ceramic brakes provide improved brake feel (onlyavailable on 20-inch wheels).Discs will last lifetime of car and pad life is doubled (in normal driving conditions).New, more upright front grille and larger lower air intakes give improved airflow, to aidengine cooling.Chromed headlamp bezels. .More efficient catalyst and exhaust system for improved emissions.Chassis, suspension and steering modifications for both the Continental GT and GTSpeed models ensure they have the handling to match their formidable power trains.Both are suspended on double wishbones at the front and a trapezoidal multi-linksystem at the rear. Much of the suspension is made from lightweight aluminum. The GTSpeed model also benefits from a solid-mounted front sub frame, while high-stiffnessaluminum front uprights are common to both models. Together with stiffer rearsuspension bushes these deliver even sharper handling characteristics. The GT Speedalso features modified front and rear anti-roll bars to minimize under steer and optimizehandling balance.Self-leveling air suspension that constantly monitors and adjusts the ride height anddamping according to road conditions is common to both models, although the GTSpeed is engineered to sit 10mm lower at the front and 15mm lower at the rear toimprove handling dynamics. Updated springs and dampers, together with revisedsoftware control, further improve the agility and body control of the GT Speed.All-new 9.5Jx20-inch alloy wheels with bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tires have a major effecton the GT Speeds steering and grip levels. The wider wheel and reduced tire wallprofile improve the tires lateral stiffness giving noticeably sharper steering responseand feel. The new Pirelli performance tires are developed specifically for the GT Speedand benefit from a unique construction and rubber compound for enhanced levels ofgrip.Both the Continental GT and GT Speed benefit from changes to the rack and pinionsteering. Revisions to the systems hydraulics reduce friction and improve steeringfeel, while a new version of the speed-sensitive Servotronic system also increaseslevels of feedback to the driver.Secondary ride levels the response of the car to poor road surfaces, pot holes or catseyes, for example have been improved on the 552bhp Continental GT model with theaddition of low friction dampers. And even though the new GT Speed has stiffer,lowered suspension its ride quality is on a par with the 2007 Continental GT.The Continental GT and GT Speed are both equipped with the largest brakes of anyproduction passenger car on sale today. The ventilated front discs have a 405mmdiameter and are 36mm thick. Ventilated discs are also used at the back, with adiameter of 335mm and a thickness of 22mm.For both models, the performance boundaries are further extended by Bentleysoptional carbon/silicon carbide brake system. Boasting 420 x 40mm carbon-siliconcarbide, cross-drilled front discs and 356 x 28mm rears, with eight-piston calipers, thenew brakes are even larger than the standard system. The system provides a 20kgreduction in rotating and unsprung mass, benefiting steering response and handling. The lightweight, fade-resistant braking system minimizes disc distortion under highthermal conditions. Under normal driving conditions the brake discs will last the lifetimeof the car. Furthermore, brake pad life is doubled compared with the standard brakingsystem. Complementing the braking systems of both Continental GT models are sophisticatedsafety systems, including Hydraulic Braking Assistance (HBA), anti-lock braking (ABS),drag torque control (MSR) and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). The lattermonitors the level of grip available to each tire and apportions braking force accordingly.This not only helps reduce stopping distances but also greatly enhances the controlenjoyed by the driver under heavy braking. The Continental GT has received many accolades for its distinctive, muscular andelegant style. It has redefined the concept of the contemporary Grand Touring coupe:forward looking yet faithful to Bentleys design heritage. Classic sculpted coupe designcues such as curvaceous rear haunches, short front overhang, prominent front grilleand longer rear overhang echo the look and feel of some of the great Bentleys ofyesteryear. The style of the GT has stimulated customer interest like no other Bentley tocreate a modern-day design icon. For the latest iteration of the Continental GT successstory, the enhancements of the cars exterior are therefore intentionally subtle, asDirector of Design, Dirk van Braeckel explains:Our objective was to convey the performance potential of the new GT Speed model,while retaining all the design cues so valued by our customers. The principal changes to the frontal appearance are common to both the GT and thenew GT Speed. The subtly revised front grille, now more vertical, has a morepronounced square edge accentuating the GTs distinctive Bentley profile. Beneath thegrille, the all-new lower bumper design features a wider central air intake thatemphasizes the sporting stance of the new models. Chromed bezels around theheadlamps complement the new frontal design. The Continental GT Speed is distinguished from the Continental GT by its dark-tintedchrome matrix grille to the main and lower air intakes. Bright chromed grilles may bespecified at no extra cost. At the rear, a black lower bumper valance and wider, rifledexhaust tailpipes emphasize the GT Speeds sporting character, reinforced by newmulti-spoke 20-inch sports alloy wheels.The GT Speeds cabin is based on that of the Milliner Driving Specification , Diamond-quilted hide seats with embroidered Bentley emblem, indented hide headlining, a sportsalloy gearlever, three-spoke multi-function sports steering wheel, drilled alloy foot-pedals as well as Speed logos to the tread plates.

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