The headlines from the Australian Grand Prix may have focused on Fernando Alonso’s spectacular crash, but behind the scenes Bentley unveiled a new special edition Continental. Called the GT Black Speed, it’s been created with help from Bentley’s bespoke Mulliner division.
Only ten of these cars will be made, exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand market. It came as a response to customers from those regions asking for a more aggressive Continental – and if you don’t ask, you don’t get! The new car is based on the Continental GT Speed, but has been tarted up with a more aggressive look.
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.
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.