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Unrivaled Craftsmanship Paired with Grand Touring Performance and Power

When Bentley announced, in 2023, that it would cease production of its heralded W12 engine by April of 2024—a transition made to better align with the times and provide the option and availability of hybrid powertrains for all of the luxury carmaker’s iconic model lines—the news did not come as a surprise to a changing automotive world.

The W12 engine, the veritable centerpiece of all Bentley production since 2003, would not—however—limp away and disappear quietly into the night. The announcement also came with news that Bentley would produce a limited edition run of commemorative vehicles fitted with the legendary, twin-turbocharged, 6.0 litre W12 petrol engine.

This immaculate 2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12, capable of quietly and comfortably producing an astounding max speed of 208 mph, is one of only 120 of its kind produced and represents one of the very last opportunities, ever, to acquire a new Bentley fitted with the company’s historic, and abundantly-powerful, 12-cylinder engine.

The 2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 amounts to a rightly-deserved hero’s send-off for Bentley’s monumental W12 engine; over 100,000 of which—since 2003—have been hand-assembled and tested by a team of 30 skilled craftspeople at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe, England. The JBS Collection is proud to celebrate the Bentley marque, and its celebrated W12 engine, by adding this rare, important, and exquisite Continental GT Speed Edition 12 to our collection.

2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection

A 12-cylinder Like No Other

The 12-cylinder engine has long set the high standard for luxury car powertrains, and Bentley—the only automotive manufacturer to continue producing engines of this kind—reached legendary status with its W12; considered by automobile enthusiasts to be the most successful 12-cylinder engine in history.

The W12 played a crucial role in propelling Bentley to the elite position it currently occupies among luxury carmakers, all while staying true to founder W.O. Bentley’s philosophy that more powerful engines are the key ingredient to building better, faster cars.

Made by Mulliner, Personalized for the Driver

With the 2023 Continental GT Speed Edition 12, Mulliner of Bentley spared no detail in creating a machine so impeccable that its brilliance is obvious even before one reaches for the door handle. Edition 12 welcome lights are fitted to the underside of the door mirrors to illuminate the ground as one enters; Speed Edition 12 badges are prominent and gleaming on the front fenders; silver-painted brake calipers shine through the spokes of 22” speed wheels that each feature a self-leveling—i.e., always upright—Bentley ‘B’ badge.

Upon entering The JBS Collection’s Speed 12—ours being one of just two Speed 12’s featuring Bentley’s Pale Brodgar finish—the story continues: from the soft white glow of the illuminated outer tread plates to the handcrafted diamond quilting applied to the seats and door panels, the styling and finish of this limited edition car is unlike that of any other Continental GT. That said, the Speed 12 provided a range of options for personalization, and this vehicle was custom-designed with $80K worth of options.

Exterior Details

2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection

2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 Specs:

  • Twin-turbocharged 6 litre W12 engine
  • Max Power: 650 bhp at 5,000-6,000 rpm
  • Max Torque: 664 lb-ft at 1,500-5,000 rpm
  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • Max speed: 208 mph
  • Adaptive all-wheel drive
  • 112.2 inch wheelbase
  • 190.9 inch overall length
  • Weight: 5,029 lbs
  • Illuminated outer treadplates
  • Handcrafted precision diamond quilted seats and door panels
  • Options for personalization, bespoke features

Interior Details

2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection
2023 Bentley Continental GT Speed Edition 12 - The JBS Collection