Bentley Continental Supersport
Bentley Continental Supersport is a car created through the continuing desire to reach new limits.Produced as high performance versions of the luxury, all-wheel drive Continental GTCs, Bentley Continental Supersport was first unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Show, and has undergone iterative improvements and enhancements to arrive in its 2013 avatar as of date. It debuts as the first ever Bentley which runs on fuel and bio-fuel (ethanol). It is also the fastest and most-powerful Bentley ever. A convertible version of the car was released in April 2010. It was discontinued in 2012 along with the coupe. The car was available in the US markets at an approximate price of $270,000 in 2010. The 2013 model costs $321,100.
The Bentley Supersport comes with a super powerful W12 engine with a 6-liter capacity. Its power capacity is rated at 621 HP and 463 kW at 6,000 rpm with a torque of 800 Nm. This gives the car an amazing ability to rush from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and makes it attain a top speed of over 350 km/h. The all-wheel drivetrain is powered by a 6-speed ZF 6HP26A tiptronic automatic transmission which is built in with a 'quickshift' system.The mileage this engine provides is about 12 miles a gallon in city driving which increases to 19 on the highways. The Supersport has been crowned as the best-handling Bentley and this title is in part due to its excellent engine.
The wood veneer on the central console and the fascia in the Continental GT has been replaced by light-weight carbon fiber in the Supersport. Carbon fiber has been built into the back of the sports seats also, which arrive with leather and Alcantara trims. The red piping and contrast stitching for the seats, door casings and steering ups the sporty quotient of the car. Heating options are also available for all the seats. The air conditioning is located in the front with dual-zone climate control system while the entertainment system is capable of playing discs and digital media. A voice activated navigation system makes life easy for the driver. Safety has been given prominence with seatbelts, 8 airbags, ABS system and a driveline traction control. There is also a built-in electronic stability system from Bosch with an easily switchable dynamic mode. If one has to judge on the whole, the interiors are plush, safe and very comfortable.
The 2013 model of then Supersport is super sporty to say the least! The front bumper has large, vertically positioned, lower-grille air intakes and two hood vents, while the rear bumper has been restyled with rear fenders. The grilles, door surrounds and window surrounds have a smoked-steel finish. There are four large and stylish headlamps and the alloy wheels have red, stylish rims which accentuate the sporty feel. The black convertible roof slides gently towards the back where there is a large boot and dual exhausts. The long hood also gently slopes to the front. UItra high-performance tires have been fitted to the sports car for best results.