In a recent interview, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed plans to launch a Continental GT2. It will reportedly have 650 hp and rear-wheel drive.

In a recent interview, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed plans to launch a Continental GT2.

Essentially a Supersports on steroids, the model will reportedly weigh 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs) and feature a 650 hp (485 kW / 659 PS) engine. It remains unclear if it will be the twin-turbo V8 or the current W12, but the GT2 is expected to accelerate from 0-60 in less than four seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h). Furthermore, Auto Express says the special edition will have rear-wheel drive which would be a first for the Continental lineup.

There's no word on when it will be introduced, but the GT2 will likely debut after the Continental GT Speed hits the market.

Bentley Continental GT2 under development - report