Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible debuts at 2010 Goodwood Festival

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 5, 2010

Considered as one of the fastest in the world when it comes to production drophead, the Continental Supersports Convertible from Bentley remains to be the talk of the town. When it made its official public driving debut during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2010, it highlighted its performance credentials as a supercar by making a number of searing runs on the famous hill.

Piloted by honorary ‘Bentley Boy’ and racing legend Derek Bell, the Supersports Convertible showed that it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 202 mph. With his expert knowledge of the course, Bells set a series of many rapid ascents giving the audience at the festival a lot to talk about.

In addition to the Supersports Convertible, Bentley also showed its 621bhp Bentley Continental Supersports which had originally debuted in the same festival back in 2009.

However, Bentley’s Supersports models weren’t the only highlight of the festival as it was also during this time that many were able to see the newest luxury flagship of Crewe, the Mulsanne.

While some cars often take for granted the interiors, Mulsanne boasts of a handcrafted luxurious interior that is combined with traditional wood veneers as well as leather hides taking about half the build process, or around 170 hours, to complete.

It also has the latest in interior car technology like its 220-Watt amplifier, considered as the most powerful in the world, which was made in collaboration with Naim Audio.

The two Continental Supersports models have been on sale since its debut in the festival. The Mulsanne on the other hand, is still on the market after entering full production in 2011.

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Bentley’s Continental Supersports Convertible, the world’s fastest production drophead, made its official public driving debut at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed. With several searing runs up the famous hill, it forcibly underlined its supercar performance credentials.

Throughout the weekend the Supersports Convertible, which is capable of a potential top speed of 202mph and a 0-60mph sprint time of 3.9 seconds, was piloted by the racing legend and honorary ‘Bentley Boy’ Derek Bell who used his expert knowledge of the climb to set a series of typically rapid ascents and give the Goodwood spectators plenty to talk about.

The Supersports Convertible was joined in the supercar paddock by its equally powerful and capable coupe stablemate – the 621bhp Bentley Continental Supersports which returned to Goodwood after making its own debut in 2009.

Whilst Bentley’s flying Supersports models powered up the hill there was also the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Crewe’s new luxury flagship, the Mulsanne, at this year’s Festival of Speed.

Over 170 hours – almost half the entire build process – goes into handcrafting the Mulsanne’s luxurious interior which combines the traditional wood veneers and leather hides Bentley is renowned for with the latest in-car technology and the world’s most powerful in-car amplifier (offering 2200 Watts) produced in partnership with Naim Audio.

Both Continental Supersports models are now on sale with first deliveries of the convertible due later this summer. The new Mulsanne, which is about to enter full production at the company’s Crewe headquarters, has received an extremely positive reaction and Bentley has already received significant expressions of interest that will account for production through 2011. The first deliveries of Mulsanne will arrive this coming Autumn.

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