Bentley to Unveil new Continental GT Speed with Hybrid Powertrain on June 25

New-gen Continental GT Speed achieved unofficial 'underwater speed record' with max speed of 335 km/h

British luxury automaker Bentley will introduce the 2025 Continental GT Speed with the new Ultra Performance Hybrid powertrain on June 25 (16:00 BST). In India, this event will be at 8:30 pm.

Compared to the old W12 model, the new GT will produce more power. Its hybrid 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine will generate 771 bhp and 1000 Nm torque. In addition, the GT will travel up to 80 km on electric power and have a CO2 emissions rating of less than 50g/km.

According to the British automaker, the upcoming Continental will be its most powerful road car ever. It will feature advanced chassis technology, such as four-wheel steering, active AWD with torque vectoring, and an electronically limited slip differential. Moreover, it will include new dual-valve dampers and a 48-volt electric active anti-roll control system.

Continental GT Speed's hybrid 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine will generate 771 bhp and 1000 Nm torque.
Source: Bentley Motors

More Details of Continental GT Speed

Bentley didn’t disclose the exact performance numbers for the new generation model. However, it may exceed the performance of the previous version. For example, the top speed of the previous W-12-based coupe was 335 km/h. Also, the vehicle could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in an impressive 3.5 seconds.

Furthermore, the specific details of the design are under wraps.  Nevertheless, a recent teaser indicates it will have a larger grille, oval LED headlights, and new LED daytime DRLs. Also, the new luxury cruiser will be heavier than the previous model due to the added hybrid components.

The upcoming Continental GT is an upgraded version rather than a completely new car. Thus, its basic dimensions and interior design will remain largely unchanged. However, the luxury automaker might introduce several latest features and interior techs to stay competitive with others in the market.

Continental GT Speed will have almost unchanged interior design
Interior of Bentley Continental GT Speed (Source: Bentley Motors)

Wrapping Up

Recently, the new-gen Continental GT Speed achieved an unofficial ‘underwater speed record’ by reaching a max speed of 335 km/h. Bentley will officially announce this achievement on June 25. The record was set in Norway’s Ryfylke Tunnel, the world’s deepest and longest subsea road tunnel.

The automaker hasn’t confirmed anything officially for India yet. However, it’s possible that the new Continental GT hybrid could come to India as a completely built-up (CBU) unit after it launches globally.