Bentley Motors has unveiled “the pinnacle grant tourer” Continental Supersports, which also happens to be the fastest and most powerful production model of British luxury automaker. Moreover, a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Supersports the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car. Similarly, its soft-top sibling, the Continental Supersports Convertible, is the fastest four-seat convertible in the world, despatching the sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs) on its way to a 205 mph (330 km/h) top speed.
Specifically for Continental Supersports, Bentley has reimagined its already potent W12 engine, enhancing its power with new high-performance turbos and engine hardware, a torque vectoring system, newly designed, higher-capacity turbochargers and a revised charge-air cooling system which create more boost and additional power.
The new car also benefits from a torque converter which locks up faster allowing the car to make best use of the enhanced torque figure of 1,017 Nm (750 lb. ft.), and accelerate from standstill even more rapidly.
The new Continental Supersports boasts unique exterior and interior design which reflects the significant uplift in the performance capability of this pinnacle grand tourer. Exterior strikes with newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs incorporating a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser respectively, new side sill extensions and bonnet vents also finished in carbon-fibre, gloss-black front wing vents and a new gloss-black, rifled exhaust tailpipe design. The four-seater oozes class thanks to dark-tint headlamps and tail-lamps, and a complement of black-finished brightware to the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds.
The new Continental Supersports Convertible is fitted with multi-layer hood which ensures high levels of refinement and acoustic insulation. Exhaustively tested in all conditions from -30°C to +50°C or more, it resists even monsoon-force rain and maintains comfortable, draft-free warmth even on the coldest days. The drop-top stunner also features the neck warmer that makes open air driving an appealing and comfortable prospect even on the cooler days of spring and autumn.
A unique three-color split dominates the interior: the first tri-tone interior offered in this generation Continental GT. A new diamond-quilted design is incorporated in the seats and door side panels for a unique signature in Alcantara, while chequered Supersports carbon-fibre fascia panels join the existing list of ten veneers and technical finishes available.
The interior is completed by new Supersports emblem stitching, and a bespoke Supersports steering wheel and unique gearlever, both featuring Alcantara accents.