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Bentley Continental Supersports Caught Flexing its Muscles on Nurburgring [Video]

Top speed of 204 mph

Bentley's upcoming 2010 Continental Supersport has been spied undergoing high performance testing on Germany's famous Nürburgring.

As the video shows, the production Supersport features minor design tweaks that hint this is no ordinary Bentley Continental GT. Key styling differences include redesigned air intakes, new hood vents, a slightly modified rear bumper, and unique 20-inch alloy wheels.

Although it doesn't wear the prestigious "Speed" moniker, the Continental Supersport actually surpasses that model thanks to its E85 compatible twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine. Rated at 621 horsepower (463kW) and 800 Nm of torque, the Supersport runs from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h).

Of course, Bentley's quest for ultimate performance didn't stop under the bonnet. The company's engineers added a sports suspension with stiffer bushings, a "Quickshift" gearbox, and a Servotronic steering unit for improved feedback. The Supersport can also be equipped with a $16,500 (USD) high performance braking package that features largest and most powerful carbon ceramic brakes ever fitted to a production car.

Look for the Continental Supersport to start arriving at US dealers this fall with a base price of $273,295 (USD).

 

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Suzane
the interior is really nice, but the exterior isn't appealing to me.
Dec 10, 2010 1:35 am
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andy
Okay folks, lets take this 273,000 USD supercar to race with 120,000 USD Audi RS6 , I don’t think Bentley can beat it, RS6 would be a crazy horse on steroid and cheaper than a half of supersport GT…, to be more unique and sporty, Ferrari F430 scuderia is the choice with that price
May 26, 2009 8:48 pm
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dmanero
Look great and sounds great , but is it my imagination or does that bently have a lot of body roll when it enters the corner.
May 26, 2009 5:30 am
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Xanavi23
Its probably the suspension set-up, because this car is a GT coupe, its tuned to ride soft so its expect to have some body roll.
May 26, 2009 3:34 pm
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HEMI426
Looks very nice, but if they changed the ouside, why not also the exhaust because it definetally should sound harder
May 25, 2009 8:21 pm
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Xanavi23
I actually agree, the exhaust sounds great but the volume is lacking a bit.
May 25, 2009 10:50 pm
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kimbo
This is stunning. It's so big and so fast. Now that's a perfect GT car!
May 25, 2009 4:40 pm
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Xanavi23
I love the styling, makes the car less cutsy and womanly looking. The Performance is ROCK solid, wow, the thing isn't a lightweight car but watch how the driver bangs it out around tough off camber corners. This is the first Continental i love.
May 25, 2009 4:29 pm
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Xanavi23
I put that bad, the sexiest cars have the body of a curvey lady in some regards, but you don't want your car looking like one a lady would drive.
May 26, 2009 4:33 am
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peterjames7
i think it looks cheap, a really bad tuning body kit bought of the internet and fit in some boy racers garage.....
May 25, 2009 4:12 pm
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Xanavi23
Ya except Bentley knows a hell of alot more about aerodynamic engineering and those extra ducts up front are obviously funneled to the wheels so the brakes can tool down. Never wonder why so many cars have ducks in the same area of the front bumper?
May 25, 2009 4:31 pm
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Lamborghini
Couldn't agree more, this is one hell of a beast :D Would take mine exactly as this one, matte black, black rims, red interior, too nice.
May 25, 2009 3:28 pm
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Geefiasco
Wow, this is stunning. An absolute beast of a car.
May 25, 2009 2:50 pm
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asmael
it is really such an amazing car!!
May 26, 2009 6:36 am
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