The standard Bentley Continental GT isn’t exactly short of performance, but that hasn’t stopped the British brand producing an even more powerful version of its imposing coupe. In fact, the new GT Speed is the company’s fastest ever production model

Boasting an amazing 205mph top speed and a blistering 4.0 seconds 0-60mph time, the big Brit now has serious supercar-rivalling credentials. At the heart of this high performance makeover is tuned version of the firm’s familiar twin turbocharged 6.0-litre W12. Engineers have increased the power output to 616bhp, which is 49bhp improvement over the standard car, while torque swells from a muscular 700Nm to a crushing 800Nm..

As you’d expect, the Continental GT Speed delivers blistering acceleration, with the revised powerplant pulling relentlessly from idle all the way to the 6,000rpm redline. Better still, this brutal straightline pace is accompanied by a deep, bellowing soundtrack from the huge twin exit tailpipes - the Speed GT’s freer-flowing exhaust system was first used on Bentley’s Continental Supersports Ice Speed Record car