The Bentley Continental is the first luxury vehicle of the British-based company Bentley, which was created in collaboration with the new parent company Volkswagen. Meanwhile, Bentley Motors has unveiled the 2003 Continental in three different versions: a sedan under the name Bentley Continental Flying Spur, as a coupe under the name Bentley Continental GT and the Bentley Continental GTC convertible with the name. In all versions of the Bentley Continental, a 560-hp twelve-cylinder biturbo engine (420 hp) is derived from the VW Phaeton W12 cylinder works. Specifically for the special edition Bentley Continental GT Speed Bentley 's engineers developed a tuning engine that makes 610 hp and the 2.4-tonne luxury after all - car in 4.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h speed. The top speed of the Bentley Continental GT Speed is indicated with an almost ludicrous 326 km / h. The "normal" Bentley Continental Flying Spur sedan has to contrast with "only" 312 km / h satisfied.