When Bentley dropped a teaser two days back saying ‘the most extreme Bentley is coming’, we did expect something highly powerful coming but man, not this much! Bentley has just revealed new Continental Supersports with a revised W12 engine with figures that may put many supercars to shame: 700 bhp and 1017 Nm. No there’s no typo nor you’re drunk, it’s just Bentley that has gone beyond everyone’s expectations.
These big numbers doesn’t just make it the most powerful Bentley ever but it is claimed to be the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car. Continental Supersports packs a revised 6.0-litre biturbocharged W12 engine that makes 700 bhp (710 PS) of power and 1017 Nm of peak torque. That massive torque helps it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 336 km/h (209 mph).
More to that, the Continental Supersports is also available in convertible version and that too is claimed to be the fastest four-seat convertible in the world, despatching the sprint 0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs on its way to a 330 km/h (205 mph) top speed.
All the power produced by the W12 engine is managed by an 8-speed automatic transmission and is sent to all the four wheels. It’s all-wheel-drive system has a rear-biased 40/60 front/rear torque split but is variable completely depending on available traction conditions. Weight of the car has been reduced in many ways and it is the lightest version of Continental but it still tips more than 2 tonnes at 2280 kg.
Though the Continental Supersports carries the soul of the other Continental models, there are certain styling cues added to reflect the performance nature of the car. Exterior changes include newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs incorporating a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser respectively. New dark-tint headlamps and tail-lamps, and black-finished brightware to the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds adds more boldness to its looks.
There is also an optional, aerodynamically balanced rear spoiler and front splitter combination for the coupe, new Supersports badging, a new black and bright-machined finish for the 21” forged alloy wheels and optional side decals.
There’s no word about the pricing yet, it may not even matter to the ones who can afford it though. The Continental Supersports will be made available for sale later this year. It will make its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show this month.
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