The world of high-performance touring cars is for the most part dominated by Bentley vehicle, and one of the most exquisite ones is the GT Speed brand. Thus we are more than looking forward to its 2017 Bentley GT Speed releases that has been announced for the upcoming period. The car was introduced for the first time back in 2003 and has not been significantly changed since then except for the introduction of a few models and the most major rebut that came in 2011. But it is still hard to notice these changes that came in year after year. But this is going to be a much needed change which this brand is going to enjoy.
The Geneva Auto Show was the event that enabled us to see everything that the Bentley brand is planning for their upcoming release. They have showcased an entire batch of vehicles coming from the Bentley Continental brand which included coupes and convertible options that are going to be present as of next year. All the cars have been updated and have some notable improvements that come as a welcomed refresh for this kind of a brand.
The convertible line is bolstered with the 2017 Bentley GT Speed variant which as all the other vehicles receives a notable update. The changes that the car is going to receive can be seen from the added pictures that have been released from the show and what you cannot see from the photos you can read in our review that gathers all the specs and performance rates necessary for the fans of this brand. Read the rest of the text and study the numbers and specs that come with it.
2017 Bentley GT Speed exterior
The 2017 Bentley GT Speed receives various upgrades to its exterior design but they are actually more of an update than a grand overhaul. This has been the case for mostly of the updates that Bentley has done to their cars and so will it be this time as well. The car receives updates that make are seen as a natural evolution of the car and not ground breaking achievements in design. It actually does not need to incorporate such large changes as the look is already an appropriate one with many cool new design features and appropriate styling cues.
The front side gains a bit of an aggressive rework as the front fascia now has restyled air inlets and a smaller grille surround. This update to the front part of the car makes it a lot more cohesive than before and is a much better addition to the car. The front part also has a metallic B-shaped vent and the character line is more pronounced on the front fenders which is carried all the way back to the decklid. The GT Speed has an overall sporty looking appearance now and the back side gains a diffuser integrated into the rear fascia. It also uses the 21-inch option as standard, but also adds some other new ones available as optional.
The interior of the 2017 Bentley Speed GT gains a lot of noticeable changes that enhance the comfort but also the appearance of the car. The vehicle receives a new seat design which is going to sport a diamond-pattern quilting for this one. The standard seats have a retro look to them which makes them more exclusive but the high-end comfort is the trademark of Bentley so it is going to be present in this one as well. The Alcantara headliner is offered as optional and so are some other material choices that are given to use as optional. Besides this there is a whole range of technology upgrades which even allow you to add a Wi-Fi hotspot. This is of course offered as an optional part of equipment and you can choose it when purchasing your car. This is a very good British type of a convertible which accounts for its brand in great fashion.
The 2017 Bentley Speed GT is the fastest convertible that is currently on the market. Its appearance does not fool anybody for a second as it brings to the table exactly what it shows on the outside. This has been made available with an update that has been made to the engine. This year the vehicle is going to use the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine with an output of 576 horsepower to 582 horsepower, while torque goes from 516 pound-feet on the current car to 531 pound-feet. There was a possibility of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine making a comeback, but Bentley did to confirm this news till now, maybe we still get to see it available though. A great addition to the powertrain is the cylinder deactivation, which cuts fuel consumption and improves it by 5%.
Price and release date
All of the car enthusiast will certainly wish to own this car while the other ones are just going to wish being drive in it. If you plan to get your own 2017 Bentley Speed GT vehicle you will need to spend around $266,485. The vehicle is going to be available come next year as its release date is scheduled for the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.