2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible review

         The new Continental Supersports Convertible is a car that must be driven to be fully understood. Behind the wheel it is immediately clear that a Supersports Bentley is a ‘fusion of extremes’ - the ultimate in extreme performance, every day practicality and unrivalled hand-crafted luxury. Bentley’s Supersports program began as an ‘under the radar’ project exploring the possibilities of weight reduction on the Continental GT Coupé but with more power and torque.

          The Supersports Convertible is the new version of Bentley's W-12 engine. It still features twin turbos and puts down an awesome 621 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, which catapults the car from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds all the way up to 202 mph. With 198 fewer pounds to lug around, it's no surprise that the Supersports drop top is considerably faster than the GTC Speed. Don't forget this W-12 is E85-compatible and the computers will allow you to burn any combination of E85 and gasoline with no change in performance.

           With FlexFuel technology is now extended to the complete 2011 Continental range, including the new Supersports Convertible. The W12 6-liter power unit now has the technology to run on gasoline, E85 bioethanol or any mix of these two fuels. Bioethanol is blended with gasoline in a variety of percentages ranging from E10 (10 percent bioethanol) to the most widely known, E85, a ratio of 85 percent bioethanol to 15 percent gasoline to ensure cold-start capability.

          * Type of engine: 6.0-liter, DOHC 48-valve W-12
          * orque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 590lb ft of torque at 2,000-4,500 rev/min
          * Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 9.6 seconds
          * Max Speed: 202mph
          * Curb Weight: 5300 lbs (mfr)
          * price (est): $290,000

                                                                                                              “Source: Bentley

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