New Bentley Continental Supersports: The World’s fastest four-seat car

New Bentley Continental Supersports: The World’s fastest four-seat car
  • New Continental Supersports is the pinnacle grand tourer
  • Fastest accelerating Bentley ever: 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
  • (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds); top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h)
  • Most powerful Bentley yet: 710 PS (700 bhp), 1,017 Nm (750 lb.ft.)
  • Extreme agility combines with refinement and luxurious ride quality
  • Unique styling highlights performance potential; available as coupe or convertible
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A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental Supersports the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury four-seat car.

Similarly, its soft-top sibling, the Continental Supersports Convertible, is the fastest four-seat convertible in the world, 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 speed.

Bentley’s mighty W12 engine, redeveloped for the Supersports with new high-performance turbos and engine hardware, and a torque vectoring system create a Continental Supersports as agile as it is powerful. Meanwhile, unique styling cues inside and out give the new model a sharpened athletic appearance highlighting its performance potential.

As well as offering supercar pace and a highly focused driving experience, there is no compromise in the refined nature of the Continental’s ride quality. This fusion of extremes in luxury and performance make the Supersports the ultimate iteration of a model that has come to define and dominate the grand touring genre.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: "The Supersports name is legendary 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 model – it is a name which excites, impassions and thrills. Only Bentley could create a car which blends immense performance and unrivalled luxury in this way.”


Technical Specification

Continental Supersports / Continental Supersports Convertible

Engine
Type: 6-litre twin-turbocharged port injection W12
Max Power: 700 bhp / 710 PS / 522 KW @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque: 1,017 Nm / 750 lb.ft @ 2,050 – 4,500 rpm 

Transmission

Type: ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and
wheel-mounted paddleshift
Driveline: Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias)
Ratios: 1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667
Final Drive: 2.85

Brakes

Front: 420 mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled
Rear: 356 mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross drilled

Wheels and Tyres
Wheels: 21" x 9.5J forged alloy wheels in two finishes
Tyres: 275/35 ZR21

Steering
Type: Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF servotronic
Turns lock-to-lock: 2.6 turns
Turning circle: 11.3 m

Suspension
Front: Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Rear: Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar
Damping: Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance

Dimensions

Wheelbase: 2,746 mm / 108.1 in
Overall length: 4,806 mm / 189.2 in
Width (across body): 1,944 mm / 76.5 in
Width (inc. mirrors): 2,227 mm / 87.7 in
Overall height: 1,394 mm / 54.9 in / 1,394 mm / 54.9 in
Fuel tank: 90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
Boot volume: 358 litres / 12.6 cu ft / 260 / 9.18 cu ft
Kerb weight (EU): 2,280 kg / 5,027 lb / 2455 kg / 5412 lb
Gross vehicle weight: 2,750 kg / 6,063 lb / 2,900 kg / 6,393 lb

Performance
Top Speed: 209 mph / 336 km/h / 205 mph / 330 km/h
0-60 mph: 3.4 secs / 3.7 secs
0-100 km/h: 3.5 secs / 3.9 secs

Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*

Urban: 11.6 mpg / 24.3 litres/100 km / 11.6 mpg / 24.4 litres/100 km
Extra Urban: 26.4 mpg / 10.7 litres/100 km / 25.7 mpg / 11.0 litres/100 km
Combined: 18 mpg / 15.7 litres/100 km / 17.8 mpg / 15.9 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions: 358 g/km / 362 g/km

Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg): TBC
Highway (US mpg): TBC
Combined (US mpg): TBC
Emissions Controls: EU 6 and US LEV II

* Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to Type Approval.
** Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to EPA certification.