Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Revealed

We have the full story, and pics, of the new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible inside.

Bentley has released new information about their latest vehicle, the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible.  Using a 630 PS (621 bhp / 463 kW) twin-turbo W12 engine, the car sprints to 60mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a 202 mph (325 km/h) top speed.

Not only is this the fastest Bentley convertible produced by the factory, but the company claims it is "the fastest four-seat convertible in the world."

"The new Supersports Convertible blends thrilling performance and dramatic styling with luxury and practicality in the Bentley open-top tradition," said Bentley chief Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen.  The "practicality" he refers to is the drop-top's ability to run on any combination of petrol and biofuel.  The entire Continental range uses FlexFuel technology now.

Thanks to the on-board fuel monitor measuring the fuel blend in the engine, the car consistently benefits from up to 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.  This, combined with the revised Quickshift transmission, helps the car to a 0-100 mph (161 km/h) time of 9.6 seconds, according to a Bentley press release.

Carbon-ceramic brakes weigh less than previously-offered brake sets.  The convertible rides on 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires.  Other features on the car includes a stiff suspension, Continuous Daming Control, and an all-wheel-drive with 40/60 torque split in favor of the rear wheels.  This was done in an effort to reduce understeer.

The car's interior is decked out with satin-finish carbon-fiber trim, quilted design on the seat and door inserts, Alcantara, and leather.  One thing is certain: the interior looks incredibly comfortable, especially for a car that moves quickly.

You can read much about the new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible in the press release below.

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Model Bentley Continental GT
Automaker Bentley
Article type Supercars
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