Bentley have announced the Continental Supersports – the fastest and most powerful production Bentley model to date.
The Continental Supersports uses Bentley’s W12 engine but come with a bespoke drivetrain. There’s new turbos with higher capacity, engine hardware and a torque vectoring system. All the tweaks help the Continental Supersports to produce 700bhp.
0-60 mph is done in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 209 mph. Not only is the Continental Supersports the fastest Bentley, it’s also the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car.
The Continental Supersports Convertible is also the fastest four-seat convertible in the world with top speed of 205 mph and reaching 60mph from standing in 3.7 seconds.
To help stop this power, the Continental Supersports is fitted with high-performance carbon ceramic brakes which have enhanced cooling. These brake discs are the largest of their type in the world (getting the theme here?) and provide minimum fade under extreme conditions.
Over the previous Supersports, some weight saving has been done which include lightweight 21” forged alloy wheels that shave 20 kg off. A further 5 kg can been taken off with an optional titanium exhaust system.
Despite being a grand tourer, Bentley have focused on making the Supersports agile in the handling department. It comes with the torque vectoring system that was first introduced on the Continental GT3-R which brakes individual front and rear wheels during acceleration out of corners.
The new Continental Supersport gets unique exterior and interior styling touches to compliment the increase in power.
Exterior changes include newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs that incorporate a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser, new side sill extensions and bonnet vents also finished in carbon-fibre, gloss black front wing vents, gloss-black rifled exhaust tailpipe design. There’s also dark-tint headlights and taillights and bright ware finished in black which includes the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds.
There’s an optional, aerodynamically balanced rear spoiler and front splitter combination for the Coupe model.
Inside sees a unique colour split using three colours, the first of its type for the Continental GT.
A new diamond-quilted design is used on the seats and door side panels and is finished in Alcantara. There’s also a chequered Supersports carbon-fibre fascia panels, new Supersports emblem stitching, bespoke Supersports steering wheel and gear lever which are also finished in Alcantara.
An ‘X Specification’ pack is available for the Supersports which consists of eight unique duo-tone paint finishes, carbon-fibre door mirrors and heel plates. The titanium exhaust option is included with this pack along with carbon-fibre finish to the interior side panels, carbon-fibre engine cover and a gloss black finish to the 21” forged alloys.