2010 Bentley Continental Supersports
We’ve already accused the exclusive, twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive Bentley Continental GT of being overweight, but never slow.
Now, for 2010, Bentley is celebrating its own storied racing history with an even more powerful, limited edition Continental, the 621-horsepower Supersports. But you’ll have to catch it first to accuse it of anything.
“On the track, the Supersports was lightning quick and really solid, but on public roads, it rode a little stiff. But keep in mind, this is a different kind of Bentley.” Brian Roberts
The Supersports is over 200 pounds lighter than the GT, and it’s capable of roaring to 60 in fewer than four seconds, but it still tips the scales at close to two-and-a-half tons.
With 70 extra horsepower from the boosted 6.0-liter W12, the Supersports requires a double-dose of fresh air.
Revised breathing, which includes three large black mesh intakes in the front bumper and twinned black mesh hood vents, gives this away as an extraordinary Bentley at first glance.
Flared rear fenders make room for a wider track and unique charcoal-colored 20-inch alloy wheels. The Supersports gets larger dual exhaust ports and blacked-out lower fascia.
The carbon fiber-accented interior is sumptuous and racy all at once. The rear seats are gone, but the two remaining carbon fiber buckets are trimmed in leather and Alcantara composite.
This being a Bentley, the options list is a mile long, but standard features include everything from Bluetooth to carbon ceramic brakes.
Starting in the summer of 2010, the Supersports will add E85 capability to its list of talents.
But for now, a 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports with a thirst for premium unleaded starts just under $270,000.
Starting at just under $270,000