Price (including destination): $215,000 / $193,250
The Bentley Continental GT Speed has a lot of big numbers on its specifications sheet: 616 hp, a top speed of 205 mph, and a curb weight of 6063 pound. It’s the latter number that earns the Bentley Continental range the top spot on our list of portly coupes. Much of the Speed’s weight comes from its beefy engine, a 6.0-liter W-12 with two turbochargers. The Continental GT W-12 tips the scales at the same lofty 6063-pound figure, as it uses the same twin-turbo W-12 engine but in a lower state of tune. There is, however, a much skinnier model: the new Continental GT V-8 uses a smaller, lighter twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that keeps the car’s mass to just 5060 pounds. Why are the cars so heavy? Primarily because they have eight-speed automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive, and because they’re filled to the brim with luxury appointments like wood and leather trim. Bentley also offers convertible versions of the Continental GT, called the GTC, which are even heavier.