Bentley has taken quite a lot of steps to verify the 2022 Bentley Continental GT Velocity lives as much as its identify.
The British marque has simply unveiled the new-and-improved model of its regal grand tourer’s high-performance variant. And due to an uprated W12 engine it simply is perhaps essentially the most dynamic Bentley but.
The Velocity’s 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 might not be new nevertheless it has been optimized. The specifically tuned mill is now able to producing 650 horses and 664 ft lbs of twist, in accordance with the automaker. That’s a rise of 24 horsepower over the usual Continental GT W12, although the torque determine stays the identical. Mated to an eight-speed, dual-clutch automated transmission that has been newly calibrated to shift by way of gears twice as quick as earlier than, the engine can rocket the elegant velocity machine from zero to 60 mph in simply 3.5 seconds, a tenth of a second quicker than the bottom W12, and push it to a prime velocity of 208 mph.
Bentley has additionally taken pains to make sure the Velocity can also be extra driver-friendly than ever earlier than. The variant now options all-wheel steering together with an digital limited-slip differential. These parts mix to supply extra agility and stability than different Continental GTs, particularly relating to shortly altering instructions at low and medium speeds. Different upgrades embody a three-chamber energetic air suspension with adaptive dampening and Bentley’s Dynamic Trip system that makes use of 48-volt energetic anti-roll bars. Newly engineered carbon-ceramic brakes are additionally obtainable, which ought to enhance the automobile’s stopping energy noticeably.
The Velocity’s litany of upgrades aren’t simply restricted to parts you may’t see. The outside has been given a refined makeover together with a Darkish Tint end on the grille, air intakes, aspect sills and fender arches. It additionally options particular badging, together with a Velocity icon on the passenger fascia, and rides on shiny silver 22-inch, trim-specific wheels. These tweaks could sound minimal however they provide the coupé a way more muscular bearing. The inside has additionally been spruced up with the seats and steering wheel now wrapped in two-tone leather-based and Alcantara upholstery. You’ll additionally be capable of select from 15 major and 11 secondary colours when personalizing the cabin.
Though a agency date has not been set, the Continental GT Velocity is anticipated to go on sale later this yr. We’re nonetheless ready on pricing info, however we might anticipate the top-of-the-line variant to start nicely north of the $202,500 beginning worth of the Continental GT V8 and the $218,900 beginning worth of the Continental GT W12.