Bentley Motors Amps Up Efforts in Russian Luxury Car Market

Luxury car brand Bentley Motors is premiering three vehicles at the 2012 Moscow International Auto Salon, running until September 9. The Bentley Continental GT Speed will be seen for the first time at the automotive show, as well as the Continental GT V8 and the Mulsanne Executive Interior. Bentley's significant presence at the event is an indication of the growing importance of the Russian market.

The vehicles are the most luxurious and sportiest models of the British deluxe carriage maker. The GT Speed has a top speed of 205 mph and a four-second time accelerating from zero to 60 mph. Bentley claims the vehicle delivers a sportier and more engaging riding experience, attributing the performance to a close-ratio, eight-speed automatic transmission, and special chassis setup. Bentley’s own twin 6.0-liter W12 engine configuration metes out 616 brake horsepower and 800 Nm of torque, making the GT Speed a bona fide supercar.

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