Bentley Continental Supersports 

  • $267k built in United Kingdom
  • 2010
  • 621 HP 6.0L
  • 204 mph
Yes, but at speed, the Supersports feels far lighter.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2009)
Bentley said it didn’t want the grabby behavior typical of carbon-ceramic setups—that’s a good thing—but we feel the engineers went too far the other way, making the brakes feel unnecessarily soft.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Continental Supersports

0-60mph

Continental Supersports
3.8 s
Wraith
4.92 s

Top speed

Continental Supersports
204 mph
Wraith
155 mph

0-100mph

Continental Supersports
8.7 s

Top Gear track time

Continental Supersports
1:24.90

1/4 mile

Continental Supersports
12 s
Wraith
13.41 s

Braking distance at 60mph

Continental Supersports
109 ft
Ferrari FF
115 ft

Data points Key details of the Bentley Continental Supersports

Price

Continental Supersports
$267k
M6 Coupé
$106k

Horsepower

Continental Supersports
621 HP
M6 Coupé
552 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web

The lightweight wheels are fitted with 275/35 ZR 20 Pirelli Ultra-High Performance tyres, providing excellent steering response.
manoeuvres. Agility is further sharpened by a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system which reduces understeer during hard cornering and allows the experienced driver to modulate the car’s line and balance via precise throttle control.
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Feb

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

AutomobileMag News
Bentley further improved the agility by implementing a 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system, a wider rear track, lightweight 20-inch wheels and a revised electronic stability program.
It now produces 621 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
Available worldwide from autumn 2009, the Continental Supersports will be FlexFuel compatible in the majority of markets from launch with North American cars offering the capability by summer 2010, following regulatory approval.
The Continental Supersports began as an ‘under the radar’ project exploring the possibilities of weight reduction on the Continental GT but with more power and torque.
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Feb

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports

by DAVID GLUCKMAN |
Car & Driver News
It was previously referred to simply as “the extreme Bentley,” but the crew from Crewe has now shared the proper name and details of the baddest Continental in the land.
For starters, it’s the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever to see production.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $267,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2010
City mileage 12 MPG
Highway mileage 19 MPG

design

Chief designer Raul Pires
Chief engineer Ulrich Eichorn
Platform Volkswagen Group D1
Generation First Generation
Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Transmission make ZF 6HP26A
Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.17:1
  2. 2: 2.34:1
  3. 3: 1.52:1
  4. 4: 1.14:1
  5. 5: 0.87:1
  6. 6: 0.69:1
Axle ratio 3.52:1
Paddle shifters Standard

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double wishbones w/ active dampings, Independent
Rear suspension Double wishbones w/ active dampings, Independent
Front brakes Bentley 16.5 in Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Bentley 13.5 in Ventilated Discs
Front tires Pirelli Rosso 275/35 ZR20
Front wheels 508/? 241
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Pirelli Rosso 315/35/ZR20
Rear wheels 508/? 241
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 204 mph
1/4 mile 12 s
0-60mph 3.8 s
0-100mph 8.7 s
0-200kph 13.2 s
Distance 109 ft
Lateral acceleration 1.29 g
Top gear time 1:24.90
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.40
Drag coefficient 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 621 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 57%/43%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion w/variable power assist

engine

Engine make Volkswagen 6.0L W12
Displacement 5,988 cc
Cylinders W12
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.6 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Bentley VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,940 lb
Width 76.6 in
Height 54.3 in
Length 189.1 in
Front track width 63.3 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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