Luxury auto giant Bentley has revealed its latest Continental Supersports combined with a revised W12 engine and other added features that may put many supercars to disgrace: 700 bhp and 1017 Nm. No there’s no typo nor you’re dreaming, it’s just the Bentley that has gone beyond everyone’s expectations.
These big numbers don’t just make it the most powerful Bentley ever but it is alleged to be the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seater car.
Continental Supersports sports a revised 6.0-litre bi-turbocharged W12 engine that makes 700 bhp (710 PS) of power and 1017 Nm of peak torque. That massive torque supports it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 336 km/h (209 mph).
In addition to that, the Continental Supersports is also prepared in convertible version and that too is alleged to be the fastest four-seater convertible in the world, dispatching the sprint 0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs on its way to a 330 km/h (205 mph) top speed.
All the power produced by the W12 engine is controlled by an 8-speed automatic transmission and is transmitted to all the four wheels. It’s all-wheel-drive technique has a rear-biased 40/60 front/rear torque split but is completely depending on possible traction conditions. The weight of the car has been reduced in several ways and it is the lightest version of Continental but it still tips more than 2 tonnes at 2280 kg.
Though the Continental Supersports displays the soul of the other Continental models, but there are certain styling tips combined to reflect the performance of the car. Exterior changes involve newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs combining a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser respectively.
New dark-tint headlamps and tail-lamps and black-finished bright ware to the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds add more audacity to its looks.
There’s no information on the pricing of the car, and it may not even matter to the ones who can afford it. The Continental Supersports will be made available for sale later this year. It will make its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show this month.