The new Supersports Convertible, with a 621 hp twin-turbocharged W12 engine, is the fastest, most potent drop-top Bentley has ever built, offering the ultimate Bentley driving experience in the world's most dramatic convertible. The Continental Supersports Convertible also further strengthens Bentley's supercar range, following the introduction of the Continental Supersports Coupé in 2009
The Supersports is the Extreme Bentley Convertible, Offering a Pure Bentley Driving Experience
The inspiration for the 'Supersports' name is the 1925 Bentley Supersports, a race-bred version of the iconic Bentley 3-liter, that delivered 85 hp when more ordinary cars were equipped with a modest 15 hp. It was also the first production car to reach 100 mph - extreme performance in its day.
The new, muscular four-seat Supersports Convertible is unmistakably Bentley in its design and craftsmanship but its interior signifies a dramatic re-interpretation of Bentley luxury. Satin-finished carbon fiber, Alcantara and 'Soft Grip' leather create a unique ambience with a distinctly sporting and contemporary style.
All models in the Continental model range, including the new Supersports Convertible are now capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two, reaffirming Bentley's ongoing commitment to make all its cars bio-fuel compatible by 2012. Pioneered by the Supersports Coupe, this FlexFuel technology offers a reduction of up to 70 per cent in CO2 emissions on a 'well-to-wheel' basis, a measure of a fuel's net contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions. To ensure seamless power delivery, the on-board fuel supply system detects the blending ratio of the fuel in the tank and ensures that power and torque remain constant regardless of the ratio of petrol to biofuel.
The new Continental Supersports Convertible is a car that must be driven to be fully understood. Behind the wheel it is immediately clear that a Supersports Bentley is a 'fusion of extremes' - the ultimate in extreme performance, every day practicality and unrivalled hand-crafted luxury.
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive|
|Displacement||366 cu in (5998 cc)|
|Power||621 hp @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||590 lb-ft @ 2000-4500 RPM|
|Driveline||All Wheel Drive|
|Transmission||6 Speed Automatic|
|Brakes & Tires|
|Brakes Front - Rear||Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc|
|Tire Size Front - Rear||275/35 R20|
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight|
|Curb Weight||5279 lbs|
|Top Speed||202 mph|
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway||n/a|
|Origin & Price|
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)||n/a|