Bentley has dropped a new batch of images and driving footage (strangely enough, audio-less) of the new Continental Supersports Convertible shot on location in Colorado. Unwrapped at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March, the soft-top version of the E85-compatible Continental Supersports coupé is said to be fastest convertible ever to roll out of Crewe's factory going from zero to 60mph in 3.9 seconds and topping out at 202mph (325km/h). It features the same massaged version of the Continental Supersport Coupe's twin-turbocharged W12 engine that puts down 630 horsepower (621bhp) and 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque and is capable of running on both gasoline and E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two. Bentley's fastest and most potent drop-top ever goes on sale this summer, with prices starting at $280,400
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, High-Speed Test
Ultimate Testride. Driving the brand-new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible at 186,41 mph (300 km/h) and open roof on a german autobahn.
Journalist: Roland Löwisch (rolandloewisch.de), Photographer: Martin Meiners (martinmeiners.de), Videographer: Martin Steimann (martinifilm.de)
2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible further strengthens Bentley's supercar range, following the introduction of the Bentley Continental Supersports Coupé in 2009. The new Supersports Convertible, with the same 630PS (621bhp/463kW) twin-turbocharged W12 engine, is the fastest, most potent drop-top Bentley has ever built, offering the ultimate Bentley driving experience in the world's most dramatic convertible.
The inspiration for the 'Supersports' name is the 1925 Bentley Supersports, a race-bred version of the iconic Bentley 3-litre, that delivered 85bhp when more ordinary cars were equipped with a modest 15bhp. It was also the first production car to reach 100mph - extreme performance in its day.
The new, muscular four-seat Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible is unmistakably Bentley in its design and craftsmanship but its interiorsignifies a dramatic re-interpretation of Bentley luxury. Satin-finished carbon fibre,Alcantara™and 'Soft Grip' leather create a unique ambience with a distinctly sporting and contemporary style.
All models in the Continental model range, including the new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible are now capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two, reaffirming Bentley's ongoing commitment to make all its cars bio-fuel compatible by 2012. Pioneered by the Supersports Coupe, this FlexFuel technology offers a reduction of up to 70 per cent in CO2 emissions on a 'well-to-wheel' basis, a measure of a fuel's net contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions.
Bentley Continental GTC Supersports Speed look
Bentley Continental GTC Supersports Speed look, 2 Doors, Automatic, Convertible, Petrol, 2006 56 Reg, 14900 miles, DIAMOND BLACK, 2 Owners. SPECIAL CAR WITH 25K BENTLEY SUPERSPORT/SPEED UPGRADES. GTC CONVERTIBLE.DIAMOND BLACK WITH BLACK LEATHER. NEW SUPERSPORT BLACK ALLOYS. SPEED FRONT BUMPER.VENTED FRONT WINGS WITH SIDE VENT GRILLS, REAR BOOT LID SPOILER QUAD SPORT Exhaust. SUBTLE PRIVACY GLASS. THESE UPGRADES CAN BE DONE TO ANY CAR YOU BUY! ABS, Alloy wheels, Cruise control, Front armrest, Headlight washers, Lumbar support, Immobiliser, Navigation system, Passenger airbag, Rear armrest, Side airbags, Radio\/CD Multichanger, Rear headrests, Telephone, Traction control, Audio remote control, Body coloured bumpers, Drivers airbag, Electrically adjustable drivers seat, Electrically adjustable passenger seat, Front head restraints, Heated door mirrors, Height adjustable drivers seat, PAS, Remote central locking, Steering wheel reach adjustment, Trip computer, Metallic Paint, Alarm, Electric door mirrors, Front electric windows, Leather seat trim, Steering wheel rake adjustment. Insurance Group:N, £86,999
2012 Bentley Continental GTC
The second generation of Bentley's iconic Continental GTC convertible will debut at next month's International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt. Taking cues from its GT coupe sibling launched last year, the new Continental GTC builds on the foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006. Bentley's design and engineering teams have improved virtually every aspect of the iconic convertible with a focus on quality. The Bentley Continental GTC is now available to order and first customer deliveries will begin in late 2011