The 2024 Bentley Continental GT Speed: Mastering Performance and Technological Marvels

The new Continental GT Speed marks the pinnacle of Bentley’s grand tourer performance, with its most powerful engine ever. Beyond power, it displays a bold redesign with striking new headlights, a new front and rear, and many spectacular new features inside. This model also represents the ultimate in performance and style, blending motorsport-inspired looks with cutting-edge technology in the powertrain, chassis and infotainment system. Experience the thrill by contacting Bentley New Delhi to arrange a test drive and learn more about the exceptional Continental GT Speed.

New Bentley Continental GT and GTC – V8 hybrid powertrain & performance

The 2024 Continental GT has a plug-in hybrid option, which will replace the long-standing 6.0-liter W12 engine. Known as the “Speed”, the car reaches 208 mph in the coupe version and 177 mph in the convertible GTC. Powered by a combination of a V8 engine and an electric motor, it delivers a total of 771 bhp and 737 lb-ft (1,000 Nm), making it Bentley’s most powerful car.

The electric motor in the car is connected to a 22 kWh battery that can offer up to 50 miles of electric range. It gets fully charged in about 2 hours and 45 minutes using a public AC charger or in about three and a half hours using a home wall box. The electric motor lets you commute daily without using the engine. But when you use it, the V8 engine sounds authentic with a deep, natural sound from the exhaust

The engine can charge the battery while driving, but this increases fuel consumption. For best performance, it is best to use both the electric motor and the engine together. This combination provides quick acceleration from the electric motor at low speeds and strong engine power at high speeds. The electric motor reduces turbo lag, allowing Bentley to use an efficient turbocharger. This aids in smooth gear shifts and maintains brisk acceleration under hard acceleration. From my experience with similar Mercedes-AMG models, I expect the Bentley to accelerate quickly from start to top speed in just 33 seconds.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

Bentley says the plug-in hybrid uses a 21.8 kWh battery, which we estimate gives it about 25 miles of electric range.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA hasn’t yet told us how fuel-efficient the new hybrid Continental GT will be. Just because it’s now a hybrid doesn’t mean it will become a fuel-efficient car. We’ll test it on the highway ourselves and update this story with our findings soon.


The new Continental GT Speed sports a distinctive look with its striking new headlamp design inspired by the intense gaze of the tiger. It features single oval headlamps with sharp edges, complemented by smoke-effect rear lamps and dark exterior details. The car’s appearance is enhanced by body-coloured styling specifications and sports side sills, as well as distinctive Speed wheels and grille. Inside, the ‘Speed’ emblem is prominent on the treadplates, dashboard and seat embroidery. Leather and Dynamica seats offer an exclusive Speed color split, and the doors are designed with a stunning 3D diamond hide finish.

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