Bentley’s new Continental Supersports takes the performance, handling and speed of its first generation model to new levels. At an enormous 700hp, it’s the most powerful model ever produced.

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It firmly places itself in the supercar category with the most powerful W12 engine that Bentley has ever developed. It is also the fastest Bentley off the blocks, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds to a blistering top speed of 209 mph, also the fastest ever. Torque Vectoring by Brake combined with a reduced unsprung mass increases responsiveness through corners, with the rear-biased torque split of the permanent all-wheel drive system sending 60% of the engine output to the rear wheels. A Titanium exhaust system enhances the torque-vectoring developed by Bentley Motorsport.

The enhanced performance is enabled by the newly designed, higher-capacity turbochargers and a revised charge-air cooling system, which work in tandem to create more boost and additional power. To harness this additional power, Bentley has upgraded the Supersports’ cranktrain, including new main and conrod bearings. These extensive engine revisions result in an increase of 79 bhp and 160 lb.ft. of torque over the first generation Supersports In simple terms, this translates into a breathtaking top speed that is five mph faster and shaves and additional 0.3 seconds off the 0 to 60 mph time.