Going black

Antipodean-only limited edition Conti bets on black

BENTLEY’S taken its Continental GT back to black with the release of two new special edition coupes.

The most powerful of the two is the Speed Black Edition, which has coaxed 5kW/20Nm from its 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12.

This makes it Bentley’s most powerful Continental (at 472kW/840Nm) and will wear black 21-inchers to celebrate.

More relevant to Oz will be the GT ‘Black Speed’, of which 10 will be made. Its 467kW/820Nm 6.0-litre W12 is unchanged, but relies on gloss red diffusers, pinstripes, and deep black paintwork for its limited edition status.

Exclusive to Oz and NZ, it’s offered for a price of $525,000.