Bentley Continental Supersports makes driving debut at Goodwood [video]

The recent Goodwood Festival of Speed gave "Bentley Boy" Derek Bell the perfect avenue to shake down the new Continental Supersports. In this video Bell starts off explaining why the Supersports is special and then invites us to keep our eyes glued on the clip so we can see for ourselves.

Running a 6.0-litre W12 twin turbo engine that is capable of drinking E85 or petrol, or both, the big coupe produces maximum power of 463kW (630hp) and whopping torque of 800Nm. It goes from 0 - 60mph in 3.7 seconds and won't be happy to stop until it reaches 329km/h (204mph). That makes it the most powerful and fastest production machine ever to come out of the Crew factory. Bentley says it is fitted with the most powerful brakes ever used on a production car.

Taking off into the Goodwood Hill, the Supersports' bellowing sound could probably be heard resonating throughout the track. He is not pushing it to racing limits but still the thrust and handling seems to be quite impressive. In any case, as good as the big 2.4 ton US$273,295 Bentley is, it's also not immune to physics and therefore won't take corners like certain supercars from Germany or Italy.


Source: Bentley


The Bentley Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful car in the company's 90-year history, received the ultimate examination of its supercar handling and performance credentials when Le Mans racing legend and honorary ‘Bentley Boy' Derek Bell spent the weekend driving the 621bhp Bentley at pace during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The muscular two-seater, which delivers a 0-60mph sprint time of just 3.7 seconds and a maximum top speed of 204mph, produced a series of searing runs up the Goodwood Hill with Bell regularly pushing the car well-over the 100mph mark on a highly challenging course renowned for its narrow road and succession of tight corners and bends.

Designed and built at Bentley's Crewe headquarters, the Continental Supersports combines extreme performance with the pioneering use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector. The 6-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine is capable of running on either petrol, E85 biofuel or any combination of these fuel sources.


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astonmartindbrs09 astonmartindbrs09
i cant like it. its just another borning benley
Jul 17th, 2009 1:24am
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eme7 eme7
the suspension its so bad...too soft the acceleration could be greater if the car doesent wheight mabye 3 tons...and the engine...whit VV12 and turbos should have like 800 hp....but n the end its just a VW :(
Jul 16th, 2009 10:21am
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jij jij
on board camera the driver no gloves, passenger camera the driver with gloves..... anyway magnificent car
Jul 16th, 2009 8:51am
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pmontero pmontero
sure, Derek Bell himself said they did several runs with guest passengers. Likely it was too uncomfortable to have the passenger side camera and the guest riding shotgun. Anyways, amazing car, especially the handling considering its weight. Ohhh and that sweet W12 sound, gotta love it!
Jul 16th, 2009 4:37pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Kind of defeats the main purpose of the GT, but the car is good. Really good. Until Christiano Ronaldo buys one and crashes it.
Jul 16th, 2009 6:54am
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
nice car, nice acceleration, nice sound!
Jul 16th, 2009 6:49am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I like this Bentley too. Looks much sportier than the rest of the range.
Jul 16th, 2009 6:18am
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So with E85 it has more than 630 hp? Perhaps it's time for a new continental now.
Jul 16th, 2009 6:17am
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Geefiasco Geefiasco
Oh my God! That is one beautiful car!
Jul 16th, 2009 6:14am
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