BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED AWARDED CAR OF THE YEAR BY ROBB REPORT

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED AWARDED CAR OF THE YEAR BY ROBB REPORT

  • GT Speed top prestigious annual luxury automotive competition 
  • GT Speed praised by judges for the blend of beauty, power, and grace
  • Additional performance of GT Speed delivered by upgraded 6.0-litre W12 engine producing 650 bhp, all-wheel steering, and electronic differential
  • The 2022 awards mark the third time a Continental GT has won Robb Report’s Car of the Year. 

(Crewe, February 04, 2022) Bentley Motors is proud to announce that Robb Report has awarded Car of the Year to the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

Robb Report's Car of the Year judging panel is made up of 178 readers as well as Robb Report's automotive editorial staff who evaluate the competing vehicles in five categories - looks, performance, luxury and comfort, utility, and intangible tiebreakers such as 'wow-factor' and collectability. At the conclusion of the two-part test, held in Napa, California and Boca Raton, Florida, the Bentley Continental GT Speed topped the field of ten vehicles to win the Car of the Year. The result is the third overall win for Bentley since the contest’s inception, and all with the Continental; the others being the Continental GT in 2004 followed by the GT Convertible in 2007.

“This year’s event was memorable for so many reasons, but the photo finish between Ferrari and Bentley for first place was something special,” says Paul Croughton, Editor in Chief of Robb Report. “Congratulations to Bentley—with the GT Speed it has produced a superlative vehicle that combines strength, elegance and comfort in the most beautiful package.”

Robb Report judges praise the GT Speed on its high level of performance and luxury, claiming it as "channelling the spirit of Le Mans within the sanctuary worthy of Kublai Khan," and "The GT Speed is the perfect blend of beauty, power, and, grace."

The GT Speed is the most dynamic road car in Bentley's history and the ultimate performance-focused interpretation of Bentley's definitive Grand Tourer. Continuing the long tradition of Speed variants, the current generation GT Speed features an upgraded version of the 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine that delivers 650 bhp. To help deliver a level of agility unlike any other Bentley road car, it is also equipped with Electronic All-Wheel Steering and an electronic limited-slip differential. At the same time, the GT Speed maintains the luxury, comfort, and usability of the rest of the Bentley lineup. 

"We are proud and excited that the Bentley Continental GT Speed has been awarded Robb Report's Car of the Year award," said Christophe Georges, President, and CEO of Bentley Americas. "This is further proof that the GT Speed is the ultimate expression of Bentley performance, with that high level of performance achieved in harmony with the design and luxury that Bentley customers expect."

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Notes to editors

Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Bentayga. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

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