Write-up by Anthony Alaniz. Video by Team Bombersports.
Bentley is an automaker that shrouds itself from us common folk with a swath of luxury and an air of arrogance so obtuse that the steering wheel oftentimes needs to be raised to its highest position to accommodate the enormous guts of the wealthy who drive them.
While massive and powerful V-12 and V-8 engines often reside under the hood like a long-term money market investment hiding in one’s proliferated portfolio of assets and accounts, excessive speed isn’t at the forefront of Bentley’s repertoire.
That doesn’t mean some hot head hasn’t gotten the idea rolling around his or her head that pumping up a 10.2-liter V-8 engine to 3100 horsepower is a GOOD idea. It’s not. It’s a great idea.
Aside from the massive chute and drag tires on the back of the Bentley Continental GT in the brief YouTube clip we’ve stumbled across, mouth agape, the car appears as any other CGT would—luxurious, opulent and, with its new rear accessories, rightfully badass.
The video description says the car has as much horsepower as a Pro Modified drag race monster and is somehow capable of running 0 to 60 mph in under two seconds. Talk about damn fast luxury. Allegedly, the luxo-cruiser can hit 200 mph in seven seconds all while maintaining its street-legal badge of credibility.
While the Bentley fails to achieve that in the run highlighted in the video, the weighty beast still bests a 7.765 run at 187.33 mph. We’d call those respectable numbers.
Do we want this? Yes. You should have already known the answer to that question.
Why do we want it? Because it is awesome.
Things that are different, unique, draw us. For every modified Mustang, there is an equal number of modified Camaros, Challengers, Supras and GT-Rs. A beastly Continental GT is a rare breed that deserves praise.