The recently concluded Australian GP was full of drama and adrenaline, but was also the stage for Bentley’s reveal of the limited series Continental GT “Black Speed”.
The model has been conceived with assistance from the company’s custom development Mulliner unit and, oddly enough the images show a left-hand drive vehicle. That’s quirky since the newest Continental GT Black Speed limited run edition has been specifically tailored for Australia and New Zealand which, as we know very well, just like England are right-hand drive markets. Only ten Black Speed Continentals will be manufactured and they all come with a black with red contrasting lines appearance that also comes with tinted headlights and taillights, hand-painted pinstripe, and glossy black 21-inch wheels. Aside from the exterior and interior red accents the owner can also add an optional carbon ceramic brake package taken directly from the high-performance Continental GT3-R. The interior has a red and black scheme, “Black Speed” lettering in red on the headrests, aluminum trim, and red highlights for the Breitling clock and other areas.
The model is already up for order and it will only be available with the beefy W12 engine, with pricing of the Bentley Continental GT Black Speed starting from $525,000 in Australia. It can be even more expensive at $600,000 if you select all the available amenities, such as the $20,000 carbon ceramic brakes. Bentley’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, David Simpson, said this is “probably the most aggressive car that we’ve made.” And we might add one of the most pricey as well – but it appears it came to life after customer feedback requested a more aggressive Continental GT Speed.