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 |  Aug 22 2012, 3:41 PM

The Bentley Continental Speed GT made its North American debut over the weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and now Bentley has a released a video of the car taking laps around a track.

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 |  Aug 22 2012, 7:31 AM

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed model debuted at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, but didn’t make its North American debut until this past weekend at Pebble Beach.

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 |  Mar 23 2009, 5:30 PM

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German tuning house Hamann Motorsport has just released details of its new Imperator tuning package for the Bentley Continental GT and Speed models.

The package includes a complex widebody kit made up of 16 pieces, including a front bumper with two LED daytime running lights, side skirts, a new rear bumper and diffuser, a rear spoiler and an eight-piece fender flare kit.

Hamann engineers also set about to match the looks of the Imperator with some serious performance, which isn’t hard when you’re working with a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine. Thanks to an ECU tune as well as a new exhaust system (including high-flow catalytic converters, an x-pipe and new mufflers) the GT model gets a boost from 560hp to 630hp at 6100 rpm and torque rises from 479 ft-lbs to 553 ft-lbs at 1600 rpm.

The power increase for the GT Speed raises it’s already impressive numbers into supercar territory with 650hp (up from 610hp) and 612 ft-lbs of torque ( up from 553 ft-lbs) at just 1600 rpm.

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The Imperator kit also includes a new control unit for the Bentley air ride suspension that lowers the front of the car by 30mm and the rear by 20mm, helping it handle better and look meaner on a nice set of Hamann wheels.

Hamann offers its motorsports-inspired Edition Race wheels in a 21×10.5-inch fitment front and rear with 295/30/21 tires. This setup does, however, require 5mm wheel spacers (included).

For an even more extreme look (and why not?), Hamman also offers a new wheel, the Anniversary Race, in a 22-inch setup. This setup comes in a 22×10.5-inch front and 22×11-inch rear fitment with 265/35/22 front tires and 305/30/22 rear tires.

As always, Hamann will craft whatever interior the customer wants. The company also offers a standard silver clear-coated carbon fiber accessory kit with 10 pieces including the center console, center stack, gauge surrounds, passenger dash insert, door inserts, ashtray covers, shift knob and paddle shifters.

An aluminum pedal set and sport steering wheel are also available for the Continental GT and GT Speed.

Hamann has already produced one of the limited edition Imperator models and it is currently on sale at the company’s Dubai offices.

For more details on the Imperator kit visit:

www.hamann-motorsport.com


GALLERY: Hamann Imperator for Bentley Continental GT and Speed

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