Promising to deliver the most powerful Bentley model ever made, the British luxury car maker has formally unveiled the Continental Supersports ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
For this iteration, the Supersports uses a twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter W12 engine that is good for 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. This is 79 horsepower more than before, and torque is also up by 160 lb-ft which should please enthusiasts looking for more performance from their supercar purchase.
These potent figures also allow the Supersports to claw its way to 60 mph in a scant 3.4 seconds and an equally brisk 209 mph top speed. The all new convertible variant performs the deed in 3.7 seconds, and maxes out at a slightly slower 205 mph.
Bentley engineers revised the suspension to improve handling, but without compromising the comfort associated with Bentley products. A torque vectoring system borrowed from the sold out Continental GT3-R was also fitted, and carbon ceramic brakes are standard all around.
The exterior styling is pure Continental, but a carbon fiber body kit broadcasts the Supersport’s performance intentions and includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, hood vents, and a trunk mounted rear spoiler.
The exterior tweaks also includes revised bumpers as well as dark tinged head and tailights. Rounding out the list of changes are black chrome accents, and elegantly bold 21-inch forged alloy wheels.
The interior gets spruced up with diamond-quilted leather upholstry, and buyers can choose from either wood or carbon fiber trim for the dashboard. Like all other Bentley’s, buyers can work with the company’s Mulliner division to extensively customize all aspects of the interior.
Bentley did not reveal pricing information for the Supersports, but did reveal that the new model will be arriving in Bentley showrooms during the next few weeks. Look for pricing to be unveiled then, with the Supersports most likely commanding a sizable premium over a standard GT Speed model.