The Pinnacle of GT Motoring From Bentley
With a top speed of 209mph and a lightning fast 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds this new car will be the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car. There will also be a convertible version only fractionally slower.
Powered by Bentley’s mighty W12 mill, redeveloped for the Supersports with new high-performance turbos and engine hardware, plus a torque vectoring system, creates a Continental Supersports that will be as agile as it is powerful. In order to handle this extra power, upgrades have also been made to the Continental’s cranktrain, including new main and conrod bearings.
As well as offering supercar pace and a highly focused driving experience, there is no compromise in the refined nature of the Continental’s ride quality, say the company. This fusion of extremes in luxury and performance make the Supersports the ultimate iteration of a model that has come to define and dominate the grand touring genre.
In order to rein in this immense performance the new Supersports is fitted with high-performance carbon ceramic brakes with enhanced cooling. The brake discs are the largest of their type in the world, providing excellent performance with minimal fade under extreme conditions.
The brakes sit behind lightweight 21” forged alloy wheels which combined with an optional titanium exhaust means a weight saving of some 25kg. Enhancing the driver experience still further, the exhaust system has been redesigned to breath more freely and provide an unmistakeable Bentley soundtrack, with down-shifts eliciting a rifle-fire crackle. Boys and their toys. What can you do?
This performance, insist Bentley, is matched by athletic handling. The Supersports has a bespoke and less intrusive stability control calibration for a more precise chassis response.
This remarkable car retains the rear-biased torque split of Bentley’s all-wheel-drive system, sending 60 per cent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels as standard for a better balanced, more sporting character, but with the ability to adjust the front-rear power split depending on available traction.
Despite the focus on sharper driving dynamics, the Supersports’ lowered and stiffened dynamic suspension set-up retains all of its luxurious ride quality for passengers wishing to cover long distances in supreme comfort.
A unique colour split has been created, using three hues: 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 gear lever, both featuring Alcantara accents.
The new Bentley Continental Supersports takes these characteristics to new heights of engineering excellence, transforming this model into the world’s fastest four-seat car and one that is, nonetheless, an everyday, usable luxury coupé or convertible. It sits at the pinnacle of Bentley’s luxury and performance ethos and is the ultimate iteration of a model that has come to define luxury automotive grand touring. Get your order in later this year.