Bentley to unveil a new extreme model at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on February 15, 2011

For all the Bentley fans out there we have great news: the British manufacturer will unveil an extreme model in March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. These words came from Wolfgang Durheimer, the new boss of Bentley, who said that the new model will mark firm’s new speed record on sheet ice.

For those who don’t know, Bentley announced today that Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice.

Currently, the most powerful Bentley Continental GT is the Supersports model which is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbo engine delivering an impressive 630 hp and 800 Nm of torque.

According to Bentley, the car can sprint from 0 to 96 km/h (69 mph) in just 3.9 seconds, to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 9.6 seconds and has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). The Bentley Continental GT Supersport is capable to run on both petrol (gasoline) and E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two.

Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, chairman and chief executive of Bentley, welcomes the latest addition to the family of Bentley and the introduction of FlexFuel W12 engine on every 2011 Continental model. The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible combines impressive styling and breath-taking performance with luxury and practicality in the true Bentley open-top tradition.

Intense power is blended with revolutionary FlexFuel technology, now a standard on all Continental models, reflecting the continuing commitment of Bentley in terms of environmental motoring. To fully understand the new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, it must be driven.

At the wheel, the Supersports Bentley is clearly a blend of extremes, the optimum in great performance, practicality as well as unmatched hand-crafted luxury. The program of Bentley Supersports started as an “under the radar” plan looking into the possibility of reducing the weight of the Continental GT Coupé while adding power and torque.

The big experimental project soon took its form as a new official car program, compelled by the passion and eagerness of Bentley’s small group of designers and engineers. Today, the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible has been given the same focus and the outcome is just as spectacular.

Board of Engineering Member Dr Ulrich Eichhorn explained the idea behind the project. Now, the “extreme” Bentley family has a new member in the presence of the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, which is just as powerful and purposeful as the Coupé with a flair of roof-down motoring.

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