Bentley Continental GT Speed, EXP 9 F Spotted at Pebble Beach

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed made its North American debut at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours, with an eye-popping 616-hp, making it the fastest ever production model Bentley.

While the new Continental GT Speed originally debuted back in June, it appeared in the flesh right here at California’s Monterey Peninsula. Alongside it, and also making its North American debut is the EXP 9 F SUV Concept, which was originally saw at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The GT Speed is the British automaker’s performance flagship and will be available for purchase starting this fall. As for the EXP 9 F SUV, it stirred up quite the controversey when it was first unveiled, and it’ll be interesting to see how it fares with the North American market. Bentley hopes to make it the fastest and most luxurious SUV in the world – but so far the styling still leaves a bit to be desired.

A trio of classic Bentley models is also being auctioned by Gooding and Company on August 18th and the 19th, while RM Auctions will have a 2001 Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car on the 18th.

GALLERY: Bentley Contenental GT Speed

GALLERY: Bentley EXP 9 F Concept

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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