The Black Edition also features contrast colours to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades — Hallmark, Beluga, St James’s Red and a new shade, Cyber Yellow.
Customers can also choose to colour-match the door mirrors as a final exterior accent.
Inside, carbon fibre adorns the fascia, centre and roof consoles to create a dark opulent ambience while a dedicated Black Edition colour split sees the seats and centre console bordered by contrasting leather, available in Porpoise, Beluga, Pillar Box Red or new Cyber Yellow to match the exterior styling accents.
Corresponding contrast stitching accentuates the diamond quilting of the doors and Mulliner GT Design seats.
Paul Jones, product line director for Continental GT, said: “We have developed the GT Speed Black Edition to meet demand from customers for a model in the Continental line that offers both increased sporting capabilities and instantly recognisable styling cues. The Black Edition has a subtle but purposeful look that is backed up by exceptional performance.”
It takes 110 hours to handcraft each and every Continental GT at the Bentley factory in Crewe. Thirty Bentley engineers assemble the upgraded W12 engine applied to all Continental GT Speed models over 12 and a half hours. Meanwhile, the interiors are handcrafted in Bentley’s leather and trim workshop. Each hide is checked before being stitched, shaped and finished by hand.
The new GT Speed and GT Speed Black Edition models are available to order now, with customer deliveries scheduled for this summer.