Bentley Continental Supersports is the Fastest, Most Powerful Bentley Ever
Bentley Beast Generates 700 Horsepower and 750 Lb-Ft, Hits a Top Speed of 209 MPH
Bentley has just topped its 633-bhp Continental GT Speed with the new flagship of the Continental line, the 2017 Supersports.
Thanks to the use of higher-capacity turbos and revised intercooling, the twin-turbo W12 under the hood now generates more boost and more power – 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. According to Bentley, “These extensive engine revisions result in an increase of 80 PS (79 bhp) and 217 Nm (160 lb.ft.) over the 2009 Supersports model – a 10 percent power-to-weight and 25 percent torque-to-weight ratio improvement.” Those increases also allow the new Supersorts coupe to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 209 mph – both of which are improvements over the ’09 Supersports. The new convertible version can rocket to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and top out at 205 mph.
That higher output is pushed to the road through an eight-speed automatic and an updated version of the torque vectoring system rolled out on the limited-run Continental GT3-R. The all-wheel drive system splits torque 40/60 front/rear and sends it through lightweight, forged 21-inch alloy wheels. Those, along with 16.5-inch front and 14-inch rear carbon ceramic brakes, cut unsprung weight by 44 pounds. An optional titanium exhaust brings the LBs down by another 11 pounds.
Around all of that engine and stopping power, the Supersorts features new bumpers, side sill extensions, and a new tailpipe design, as well as a carbon fiber splitter and diffuser. Instead of traditional brightwork, the Supersports is trimmed with a variety of black accents.
Seats with a new diamond-quilted design sit in the middle of a tri-color interior. The door side panels come in the same design in Alcantara. The fascia panels are available in a variety of veneers and other materials, including checker-pattern carbon fiber. Other design elements include a special Supersports steering wheel and gear lever – both trimmed with Alcantara.
If you’re going to be in Detroit in the near future, you can see the Bentley Continental Supersports in all of its glory at the 2017 North American International Auto Show for yourself. Until then, check it out in the video and photo gallery below.
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