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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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Comments (14)

 Suzane Suzane
the interior is really nice, but the exterior isn't appealing to me.
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December 10, 2010 1:35 am
 andy 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
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May 26, 2009 8:48 pm
 dmanero 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.
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May 26, 2009 5:30 am
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Looks very nice, but if they changed the ouside, why not also the exhaust because it definetally should sound harder
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May 25, 2009 8:21 pm
 kimbo kimbo
This is stunning. It's so big and so fast. Now that's a perfect GT car!
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May 25, 2009 4:40 pm
 Xanavi23 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.
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May 25, 2009 4:29 pm
 peterjames7 peterjames7
i think it looks cheap, a really bad tuning body kit bought of the internet and fit in some boy racers garage.....
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May 25, 2009 4:12 pm
 Lamborghini 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.
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May 25, 2009 3:28 pm
 Geefiasco Geefiasco
Wow, this is stunning. An absolute beast of a car.
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May 25, 2009 2:50 pm