On Friday, Bentley announced the fastest, most powerful production Bentley ever: the 2017 Continental Supersports. This is the 3rd model of the Supersports model that Bentley first generated in the 1920s and also reestablished in 2009. Every little thing on this most current model has actually been lightened, tightened up, as well as shaped. The new auto looks potent, fresh, as well as nimble.
The $293,300 Continental Supersports four-seat sports car features a six-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine that gets 700 brake horse power and also 750 pound-feet of torque, up 79bhp and also 160 pound-feet over the 2009 variation. It has Bentley’s eight-speed automatic paddle-shifting four-wheel drive. It’ll strike 60 miles each hr in 3.4 secs, an enhancement by 0.3 seconds– very quick for a four-seat chariot that considers 5027 pound. (For reference, that’s not as fast as a Lamborghini Huracán and even a Ferrari 488 GTB, yet it nearly touches the rate of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus, which hits 60mph a plain 0.2 secs much faster.) Top speed is 209 miles per hour, defeating the previous numbers by five miles per hour.
Better yet, the Continental Supersports additionally is available in a $322,600 four-seat exchangeable choice, which has a 0-60mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a 205mph full throttle. That makes it the fastest four-seat convertible on the market.
For both alternatives, engine and suspension improvements in particular resulted in the newly quick numbers, with newly created, higher-capacity turbochargers as well as a revised charge-air cooling down system to create more increase and power. Somewhere else, better design has included such things as a new torque converter as well as cranktrain and also conrod bearings that simplify the auto’s capacity to change gas into power.
The Supersports has a refined stability control system that far better equilibriums the framework however maintains the exact same rear-biased torque split that Bentley has actually placed in other cars. That system sends 60 percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels most of the moment, however it will readjust that basic power split when the automobile sheds grip.
On the exterior, Bentley has actually included the largest disc brakes on the planet for their kind (they deal with private front and also back wheels during velocity from edges in order to maintain power on the un-braked wheels), new light-weight 21-inch forged alloy wheels (20 kilos lighter compared to their predecessors), and an optional titanium exhaust system that conserves 5kg and also makes the automobile sound “like rifle fire” as it downshifts, inning accordance with Bentley.
Although the auto will certainly make its official launching outside in midtown Detroit on Sunday, preliminary pictures reveal that it has actually newly shaped front and rear bumpers with a carbon-fiber splitter as well as diffuser. Carbon-fiber hood vents, gloss-black front wing vents, as well as a gloss-black exhaust tailpipe are typical. (Remember, the titanium one is optional.) The front of the car has dark-tint headlamps and a black-lined grill; the rear has a black-lined bumper as well as an optional rear spoiler.
As is typical with Bentley, there are lots of choices making this automobile one-of-a-kind on the outside, with the aforementioned back looter, front splitter, Supersports badging, side stickers, as well as glossy carbon-fiber engine cover. On top of that, exceptionally expensive however coveted bespoke alternatives could be developed at the brand’s Mulliner center in England, with practically no limits to just what look the vehicle will certainly presume.
Inside the four-seat cabin, Bentley has actually appointed a brand-new diamond-quilted design for the seats as well as door panels. Checkered fascia panels, 10 various veneers, as well as myriad color choices for sewing and leather colors are likewise offered. The convertible features the normal neck warmer that impacts cozy air from behind the pole positions toward their occupants.
Anticipate much more info about each variation and also live images on Sunday early morning in Detroit. The very first cars will certainly get here in showrooms in May 2017.