With an impressive top speed of 209 mph the 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports is the fastest four-seat coupe currently available and the convertible version is the fastest four-passenger car in that segment. The distinct reveal of the 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe and Convertible Bentley took place on the streets of Detroit rather then on the floor of the North American International Auto Show. While the venue may suggest a bit of British understatement, the first showing of these exceptional autos caused quiet a splash through the auto industry and with consumers and automobile aficionados.
The new Continental Supersports features unique exterior and interior styling cues including a newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs that incorporating a carbon-fiber splitter and diffuser respectively. In addition new side sill extensions and bonnet vents, also finished in carbon fiber, gloss-black front wing vents and a new gloss-black rifled exhaust tailpipe design add drama to the design. Completing the dramatic exterior look are dark-tint headlamps and tail lamps, and a complement of black-finished to the front grilles, lights, rear bumper, door handles and window surrounds.
Bentley’s W12 engine has been redeveloped for the Supersports with new high-performance turbos and engine hardware and its torque vectoring system creates a Continental Supersports that is as agile as it is powerful. Graced with the fusion of extremes in luxury and performance the Supersports are the ultimate iteration of a model that has come to define and dominate the grand touring luxury segment.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Supersports name is legendary at Bentley. From the very first Supersports of the 1920s, to the Continental Supersports of 2009 – and now with the third iteration of this iconic model – it is a name that excites, impassions and thrills. Only Bentley could create a car that blends immense performance and unrivalled luxury in this way.”
Options also offered include an aerodynamically balanced rear spoiler and front splitter combination for the coupe, new Supersports badging, a new black and bright-machined finish for the 21” forged alloy wheels and optional side decals. To further highlighting the enhanced performance a gloss-finished is offered and Supersports-branded carbon-fiber engine cover can be specified.
The new Continental Supersports Convertible offers the luxury and refinement of a coupé yet transforms into a head turning open-tourer at the touch of a button. With pure Bentley style the neck warmer makes open air driving an appealing no matter what the weather. Bentley
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