The British company is preparing for the generational switch for the Continental GT but not before introducing the Supersports model – Bentley’s quickest, most powerful model to date.
The flagship Continental GT Supersports is an astonishing package indeed, because it’s the company’s most powerful, quickest accelerating, and fastest production vehicle to date. Its well known biturbocharged, 6.0-liter W12 engine has larger-capacity turbochargers, enabling a total power of 700 hp and 750 pound-feet of torque. The Supersports will thus handle the 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) sprint in 3.4 seconds, with the maximum speed pegged at 209 mph (336 km/h). Bentley is even offering the Supersports as a convertible, which gets to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and tops out at 205 mph. Which is utterly impressive, since the behemoth tips the scales at 6,063 and 6,393 pounds, respectively – 2750 and 2900 kg.
There’s an eight-speed automatic transmission in charge of delivering power, sent to the all-wheel drive system in a default 40/60 front/rear torque split – which is actually fully variable. The Supersports also gets the torque vectoring system from the Continental GT3-R, which brakes individual front and rear wheels when cornering. The design comes with modified front and rear bumpers with carbon fiber parts, side sill extensions, and gloss-black tailpipes. Carbon ceramic brakes are tucked behind bespoke 21-inch wheels. The cabin features a tri-tone design, with diamond quilting pattern on the seats and door panels. The Supersports also has its own, unique steering wheel and gear lever – but the good folks over at Mulliner can hook the owner to anything his pocket desires.