Bentley Continental GT Black Speed For Down Under Looks Sinister

Bentley has given its customers in Australia And New Zealand a special edition of the Continental GT Speed with a unique black and red color scheme.

Called the Black Speed, it will be produced in a limited run of 10 with all examples expected to be taken up very quickly.

Starting from the outside, the styling package adds side-skirts, finished in a deep red which also features in the rear diffuser, front grill highlights and a hand-painted pinstripe following the contours of the vehicle. It also comes with 21-inch alloy wheels in (a Bentley-first) gloss black finish, plus darkened head- and taillights.

Moving inside, there are embroidered seats and door trims, while the “Engine Spin” finished aluminum trim on the central fascia is a distinctive anodized red hue. Red highlights are also included on the hand-stitched steering wheel as well as the bespoke Breitling clock, which features a red bezel with contrasted black face.

The Black Speed is priced from $525,000 AUD. You surely will add the optional carbon ceramic brake rotors, won’t you, so let’s make it aa nice, round $600,000 AUD.

“There is a big difference between fashionable and stylish,” continuing with: “Fashionable is bodykits, getting a spoiler put on your car aftermarket, fashionable is to say that it’s a trend or a fad”, Bentley’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, David Simpson, said. “Stylish is something that is unique and it lives within someone and style is timeless. It’s probably the most aggressive car that we’ve made.”

Make what you will of that. He is right, though – this Continental GT is definitely their more brash aggressive car so far. Oh, there’s the Bentayga, too, but that’s another story altogether.

By Mitchell Jones

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  • Merc1

    Now that is hot!

    M

  • You_Started_It

    Looks OK, but the photo’s a bit rubbish.

  • Kash

    The red highlights on the rear fenders and shoulder lines are perfect for this car.

  • drano66

    Infuego

    Sweet!

  • john coleman

    Am I wrong but surly Australia and NZ are right hand drive ??

  • tedwja

    dumb…..left hand car for a right driver country…

    • benT

      YES!!
      how silly to send these to Aus and NZ as some kind purchasable “gift” to its customers in Australia And New Zealand when they would not be able/allowed to licence or drive on our roads…..???
      is this dumb or what.
      Maybe they were meant to go the South Africa or Japan????????

      ;>D

      • stevethecarguy

        these aren’t even photographs of the car. they look computer generated to me. Maybe most of the cars Bentley design are left hand drive because most markets are LHD?

        • benT

          stevetheBILLYCARTguy:

          “Bentley has given its customers in Australia And New Zealand a special edition of the Continental GT Speed with a unique black and red color scheme. ”

          Quote is from the article!!
          It implies and in fact states that the car is built for a RHD market – exclusively.
          bit weird and kinda puts the marketing doublespeak to the release of this car.

  • fabri99

    Tacky… first of all, black rims don’t look good with black paint; then, Bentley, either you do the red line or keep the chrome one (not both); leave the front grille alone; white (or any bright colour) would have suited it better.