2022 Bentley Continental GT SpeedBentleyBentley Motors is not resting on its laurels following a record year of sales in 2020 for the well known British luxury carmaker.The Volkswagen-owned company on Tuesday unveiled the 2022 Continental GT Speed, a new efficiency variation of its bestselling cars and truck nameplate. Bentley is calling the car the “most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever.”The vehicle is anticipated to cost about $274,900 when it goes on sale in the U.S. and Europe in the 3rd quarter, followed by other markets in the 4th quarter.The two-door efficiency automobile includes a 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine rated at 650 horse power and 664 foot-pounds of torque. The car runs 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Its leading speed is 208 miles per hour, according to the automaker. The efficiency is a little much better than the Bentley Continental GT and Continental GT convertible with the same engine. It also includes additional performance parts and tuning, officials stated.2022 Bentley Continental GT SpeedBentley”The brand-new Continental GT Speed represents the very peak of performance grand touring,” Matthias Rabe, Bentleys head of engineering, stated in a release.The third-generation Continental GT Speed might be one of the last, if not the last, non-electrified variations of the automobile. Bentley plans to exclusively provide plug-in hybrid electric or battery electrical vehicles by 2026, and complete electrical lorries only by 2030.”This is a big change for a company thats matured on 6.75-liter engines and W12 engines,” Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark stated throughout a media event. “We know that legislation, consumer taste and the qualities of a battery-electric transmissions fit perfectly with the Bentley strategy, so were really thrilled about it.”2022 Bentley Continental GT SpeedBentleyHallmark said the business does not plan to have plug-in hybrid electric lorries (PHEVs) with V-12 engines. He said V-8 engines combined with electrification are anticipated to accomplish similar or much better performance. PHEVs mix battery technology with internal combustion engines.Bentleys sold 11,206 cars in 2020– despite a seven-week closure of its factory in England during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last spring. It topped the companys 11,006-unit record in 2019. The Bentley Continental GT and Continental GT Convertible combined to represent 39% of its sales.