Continental Supersports

2009 - 2013

The Bentley Continental Supersports is instantly recognisable thanks to its aggressive, muscular stance that hints at the enormous power and performance on tap. In addition to sending a clear signal about the uncompromised engineering within, this dramatic low-set attitude serves an important technical role. Form and function are intimately linked. Refined, agile and breathtakingly quick, the Bentley Continental Supersports is very driver focused, as you would expect in a car capable of more than 200mph and 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Welcome to the most powerful Bentley road car ever.

Overview

Bentley Continental Supersports

Bentley designers have shaped an advanced GT that also pays homage to legendary Bentleys from the past. The R-type Continental was a particular inspiration, through design fundamentals such as the long bonnet, smooth compact cabin profile and pronounced rear haunches. Exterior ‘jewellery’ has been minimised to give key Bentley features such as the twin headlamps and classic matrix grille prominence. With the Supersport model, wider rear arches give the car a more potent presence.

Inside, Bentley craftsmanship has a different feel. Diamond quilting – a pattern you will see on great Bentleys from the past – has been used across the Alcantara cabin trim with contrast stitching and piping. The ambience is contemporary and sporting, and the quality unmistakable. Carbon fibre has been used to finish the fascia and centre console – you will also find it on the unique treadplates with their ‘Supersports’ script, and in the structure of the sports seats.

Here, design and use of materials have been given an uncompromising performance focus, but not just to emphasise the Supersports’ aggressive presence. Being lightweight, they also enhance performance.

Technology

Bentley Continental Supersports

The Bentley Continental Supersports is powered by a revised version of the famous W12 twin turbo 6.0-litre engine. It produces 621bhp and a remarkable 590lb/ft of torque from 2,000rpm, ensuring immediate and sensational throttle response.

An advanced Electronic Stability Programme provides unobtrusive control through a recalibrated throttle that restores power virtually instantly after the ESC system has been activated.

To harness and enjoy the balance of power and torque, a new six-speed quickshift transmission provides gear changes in an incredible 200 milliseconds and seamless double downshifting, simply by touching the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The latest technology is everywhere, enhancing the drive. The advanced infotainment system allows you to operate and adjust virtually all core driving and entertainment systems from its console, from the DVD satellite navigation to suspension settings and ride height, plus, of course, audio entertainment.

Specification

Bentley Continental Supersports
Dimensions
Vehicle length 4807 mm / 189.1 in
Vehicle width 2194 mm / 86.4 in
Vehicle height (unladen) 1390 mm / 54.3 in
Wheelbase 2745 mm / 108.1 in
Weight
Unladen weight (DIN) 2240 kg / 4940 lb
Engine
Engine / cylinders / valves 6.0 / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Max torque @ engine speed 800 Nm / 590 lb ft @ 2000-4500 rpm
Power output @ engine speed 621 bhp / 630 PS (DIN) / 463 kW @ 6000 rpm
Performance
Top speed 204 mph / 329 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-60 mph 3.7 sec
Fuel Consumption
Urban 25.7 ltr/100 km / 11.0 mpg (Imp.)
Extra urban 11.5 ltr/100 km / 24.6 mpg (Imp.)
Combined consumption / range 1 16.7 ltr/100 km / 17.0 mpg (Imp.)
CO2 emissions (combined) 388 g/km