Bentley’s monster Continental Supersports is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2017. It follows on from the previous generation model. It is the most powerful and aggressive Bentley to date with peak power figures of 700 hp. We took a closer look!
You will instantly be able to tell the Continental Supersports apart from the rest of the range. The exterior changes include a new front and rear bumper design with a carbon diffuser and splitter. Side sill extensions are all new with carbon fibre bonnet vents, a gloss black front wing vent and a gloss black exhaust tip. Dark tint headlights and taillights complement the black brightware elsewhere on the car.
The Bentley Continental Supersports is based around the W12 version of the Continental. It therefore features the familiar 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 power unit. The turbochargers have been redesigned together with the charge-air cooling system and the cranktrain (with new main and conrod bearings). The result is higher boost and more power.
The upgrades account for a substantial increase of 65 hp over the current generation GT Speed and 79 hp over the previous generation Supersports model. Torque is now 1,017 Nm, almost 200 Nm more than the GT Speed. Top speed increases by 5 mph to 209 mph (336 km/h) while the Supersports manages a staggering 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.5 seconds.
For more information on the Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe & Convertible, click through to our earlier article. For more from the Geneva Motor Show 2017, make sure to bookmark our dedicated news channel and keep checking back.