Bentley has hint ated its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top facilitate of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 in the second places) make the new Continental Supersports the world’s fastest and most stalwart luxury four-seat car. Similarly, its soft-top sibling, the Continental Supersports Convertible, is the fastest four-seat convertible in the in every way, despatching the sprint to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs) on its way to a 205 mph (330 km/h) top quickness.
Bentley’s mighty W12 engine, redeveloped for the Supersports with new high-performance turbos and locomotive hardware, and a torque vectoring system create a Continental Supersports as brisk as it is powerful. Meanwhile, unique styling cues inside and out give up the new model a sharpened athletic appearance highlighting its performance what it takes. As well as offering supercar pace and a highly focused implying experience, there is no compromise in the refined nature of the Continental’s drive quality. This fusion of extremes in luxury and performance assemble the Supersports the ultimate iteration of a model that has come to interpret and dominate the grand touring genre.
“The Supersports name is immortal at Bentley. From the very first Supersports of the 1920s, to the Continental Supersports of 2009 – and now with the third iteration of this iconic perfect – it is a name which excites, impassions and thrills. Only Bentley could sire a car which blends immense performance and unrivalled luxury in this way.” – Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief directorship of Bentley Motors
Extreme Power and Torque – Stand-Out Scene
A bespoke drivetrain featuring Bentley’s W12 engine combines zenith power and torque to offer exhilarating performance. Key to the Supersports’ additional creates are newly designed, higher-capacity turbochargers and a revised charge-air cooling procedure which create more boost and additional power. In peace to harness these additional outputs, upgrades have also been established to the Continental’s cranktrain, including new main and conrod bearings.
These comprehensive engine revisions result in an increase of 80 PS (79 bhp) and 217 Nm (160 lb.ft.) from the 2009 Supersports model – a 10 percent power-to-weight and 25 percent torque-to-weight proportion improvement. The top speed rises by five miles per hour (and the 0-60 mph just the same from time to time drops by 0.3 seconds). The Supersports also benefits from a new torque converter which secures up faster allowing the car to make best use of the enhanced torque cast of 1,017 Nm (750 lb. ft.), and accelerate from standstill sedate more rapidly.
In order to rein in this immense demeanour the new Supersports is fitted with high-performance carbon ceramic hold ups with enhanced cooling. The brake discs are the largest of their ilk in the world, providing excellent performance with minimal knacker under extreme conditions. The brakes sit behind lightweight 21” conceive ofed alloy wheels, together offering a 20 kg weight reserve in unsprung mass. A further 5 kg weight-saving is offered via an optional titanium empty out system. The new Supersports is the lightest-ever iteration of the current Continental GT and debark than the 2009 four-seat Supersports model.
Enhancing the driver face still further, the exhaust system has been redesigned to blow more freely and provide an unmistakeable Bentley soundtrack, with down-shifts wringing a rifle-fire crackle.
Ultimate Handling and Luxury Refinement
This doing is matched by athletic handling. The Supersports has a specifically calibrated and updated model of the torque vectoring system first introduced on the Continental GT3-R. This lively system brakes individual front and rear wheels during acceleration out of corners to swell performance, whilst maintaining full power to unbraked locales, and brakes the inside rear wheel on turn-in to improve agility. It also has a bespoke, less unwelcome stability control calibration for a more precise chassis comeback.
The new Supersports retains the rear-biased torque split of Bentley’s all-wheel-drive set, sending 60 per cent of the engine’s power to the rear rings as standard for a better balanced, more sporting character, but with the power to adjust the front-rear power split depending on available friction.
Despite the focus on sharper driving dynamics, the Supersports’ shamed and stiffened dynamic suspension set-up retains all of its luxurious oppress quality for passengers wishing to cover long distances in pre-eminent comfort.
Bespoke Design Signalling High-Performance Character
The new Continental Supersports columns unique exterior and interior styling cues which on the significant uplift in the performance capability of this pinnacle principal tourer.
Exterior changes include newly sculpted face and rear bumper designs incorporating a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser each to each, new side sill extensions and bonnet vents also finished in carbon-fibre, gloss-black forthright wing vents and a new gloss-black, rifled exhaust tailpipe plan. Completing the dramatic exterior look are dark-tint headlamps and tail-lamps, and a perfect of black-finished brightware to the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door deal withs and window surrounds.
There is also an optional, aerodynamically compared rear spoiler and front splitter combination for the coupe, new Supersports badging, a new furious and bright-machined finish for the 21” forged alloy wheels and uncompulsory side decals. Further highlighting the enhanced performance, an voluntary gloss-finished, Supersports-branded carbon-fibre engine cover can be specified.
The new Continental Supersports Convertible volunteers the luxury and refinement of a coupé yet transforms into a head-turning open-tourer at the raise of a button. The multi-layer hood ensures high levels of purification and acoustic insulation. Exhaustively tested in all conditions from -30°C to +50°C or numerous, it resists even monsoon-force rain and maintains comfortable, draft-free ardour even on the coldest days.
Another practical feature, the neck warmer, kinds open air driving an appealing and comfortable prospect even on the cooler primes of spring and autumn. With the hood down, the Continental Supersports Convertible tenders sensational performance with the sensory amplification of open-air motoring. Hood up, it’s as applied a year-round proposition as its coupé stablemate.
Inside, a host of bespoke approaching details enhance the contemporary British luxury experience.
A second to none in harmony colour split has been created, using three burgee b devices: the first tri-tone interior offered in this generation Continental GT. A new diamond-quilted lay out is incorporated in the seats and door side panels for a unique signature in Alcantara, while variegated Supersports carbon-fibre fascia panels join the existing register of ten veneers and technical finishes available. The interior is completed by new Supersports insigne stitching, and a bespoke Supersports steering wheel and unique gearlever, both featuring Alcantara emphasizes.
A titanium exhaust option is available for drivers seeking a profuse intense audible experience. As well as a stirring soundtrack, the Titanium combination also provides a weight reduction.
For Supersports customers go even more personalisation, an ‘X Specification’ pack is available, consisting of eight single duo-tone paint treatments and carbon-fibre door mirrors and shadow plates. The titanium exhaust option is included, as is a carbon-fibre winding up to the interior side panels, the carbon-fibre engine cover and a gleam black finish to the 21” forged wheels.
As with all Bentleys, the Supersports can also be influenced over to the highly skilled craftspeople at Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding trust in, who will respond to individual customer requirements.
Supersports – The Basic in Luxury and Performance
The Continental Supersports of 2009 won global plaudits for its single combination of extreme dynamics and unrivalled luxury.
The new Supersports memos these characteristics to new heights of engineering excellence, transforming this copy into the world’s fastest four-seat car and one that is, nonetheless, an commonplace, usable luxury coupe or convertible. It sits at the pinnacle of Bentley’s grandeur and performance ethos and is the ultimate iteration of a model that has chance upon to define luxury automotive grand touring.