When the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is finally released to the United States market, it will be considered not just as the most powerful model from Bentley but also the greenest. At the time of its release, it will be priced at $273,295, and this tag already includes the destination charge of $2,595, federal gas-guzzler tax penalty of $3,700, and carbon-ceramic brakes of $16,500.
The new 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports features carbon ceramic brakes as standard but also 20-inch alloy wheels and a unique electronic stability program. The brakes in the new Continental Supersports had previously been made optional in other models. While this may seem rather pricier than the Continental GT Speed, which sells for $203,600, the power in the Supersports more than makes up for the price difference.
As for power, the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is served to the core by a twin turbo 6-liter W12 engine that is capable of delivering up to 630 hp (or 463 kW) of output at 6,000 rpm and up to 800 Nm of peak torque available between 1,700 rpm and 5,600 rpm.
With these numbers, the Bentley can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds and achieve an electronically limited top speed of 329 km/h (204 mph).
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports marks an attempt by Bentley to come up with a clean car but not at the expense of its luxury and expected performance. The Continental Supersports can run on either E85 biofuel or regular unleaded petroleum. It also boasts of an average fuel consumption of 16.3 liters for every 100 km.
Introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley Continental Supersports marks the carmaker’s attempt to open the way for a customer-based shift toward alternative fuels. As the trailblazer in the luxury segment, Bentley is intent on putting all their models on flex fuel technology by 2012. By 2012, Bentley fleet is expected to deliver reduced carbon dioxide emissions of 15 percent.
As for luxury, the new 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports have Alcantara sports seats that are diamond quilted and made up of carbon fiber fascia. It is also has the 15-speaker sound system customers expect from a Bentley product.
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports also has different features that give it a distinct look, thereby making it easy to spot. These include its front bumper with bigger air intake grilles than its predecessors; dual bonnet vents; new rear bumper retractable rear spoiler; and 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in the 275/35 ZR20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires.