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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bentley Continental Supersports

The fastest most powerful Bentley in the company’s 90-year history

-- 6-litre W12 engine twin-turbocharged engine now produces 630PS (621 bhp/463 kW) at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm (590 lb ft) of torque at 1700 – 5600 rev/min
-- 0 – 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds)
-- 0 -100 mph (0-160 km/h) in 8.9 seconds
-- 50 – 70 mph in 2.1 seconds
-- 80 – 120 km/h in 2.6 seconds
-- Top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h)
Continental Supersports reaffirms Bentley’s environmental commitment
by pioneering the use of biofuel in the luxury sector

-- Capable of running on petrol and E85 biofuel or any combination of the two
-- Power and torque remain constant whatever the ratio of petrol to E85 biofuel
-- A Fuel Quality Sensor detects the blending ratio of the fuel in real time sending a signal to the engine control unit (ECU), initiating the correct engine mapping. This ensures all performance parameters remain balanced and consistent.
-- Offers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 70% (well-to-wheel), a measure of a fuel’s net contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions

Continental Supersports is the extreme Bentley,
delivering a highly focused driving experience.

Technical Specification:

Capacity (cc) 5998
Cylinders W12
Aspiration Twin-turbocharged
Installation Front, longitudinal
Construction Alloy heads and block
Bore/Stroke 84.0/90.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0 : 1
Fuel E85 & 98 (95) RON
Valve gear Chain-driven DOHC per bank, 4 valves per cylinder, cam phased inlet and outlet
Maximum Power 630PS/621 bhp/463 kW @ 6000 rev/min
Maximum Torque 800 Nm/590 lb ft @ 1700 to 5600 rev/min

Type Continuous all-wheel drive with 40/60 rear bias torque split
Gearbox ZF 6-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic
Ratios 1st: 4.172
2nd: 2.340
3rd: 1.521
4th: 1.143
5th: 0.867
6th: 0.691
Final Drive: 3.524:1 front 3.528:1 rear

Maximum Speed 204 mph (329 km/h)
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
0-100 mph 8.9 seconds
30-50 mph 1.6 seconds
50-70 mph 2.1 seconds

0-100 km/h 3.9 seconds
0-160 km/h 8.9 seconds
50-80 km/h 1.6 seconds
80-120 km/h 2.6 seconds

Front Four-link double wishbones, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, anti-roll bar
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, anti-roll bar
Dampers Continuous damping control with four adjustable settings

Type Rack & pinion, power-assisted, speed-sensitive
Turns lock to lock 2.6
Turning circle 11.4 metres kerb-to-kerb

Front 420 mm diameter carbon/ceramic cross-drilled
Rear 356 mm diameter carbon/ceramic cross-drilled
Anti lock Standard with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)

Construction Steel monocoque, 2-door coupe
Length 4804 mm (189.1 inches)
Width across mirrors 2194 mm (86.4 inches)
Width mirrors folded 1945 mm (76.6 inches)
Kerb weight 2240 kg (4,939 lbs)
Height 1380 mm (54.3 inches)
Wheelbase 2745 mm (108.07 inches)
Front track 1623 mm (63.9 inches)
Rear track 1657 mm (65.2 inches)
Wheels 20" x 9.5J 10-spoke – Black Chrome or Painted
Tyres 275/35x20 Pirelli P-Zero UHP; electronic tyre pressure monitoring system
Boot (trunk) volume 370 litres (13.1 cu.ft)
Fuel tank capacity 90 litres (19.8 gallons/23.8 US gallons)

Front legroom 1075 mm (42.3 inches)
Fuel consumption - 98 (95) RON
Urban: 11.5 mpg (24.5 litres/100km)*
Extra Urban: 24.4 mpg (11.6 litres/100km)*
Combined: 17.3 mpg (16.3 litres/100km)*
EPA Drive Cycle City Driving: 13 mpg (US)*
Highway Driving: 23.8 mpg (US)*
Carbon dioxide emissions 388g/km*
Emission controls EU IV and US Lev 11
* All figures are subject to final certification

Two new exterior colours: Ice and Quartzite
Two exterior Matt colours: Dark Grey Satin and Light Grey Satin. Available as cost option
New front bumper with larger air intake grilles
Dual bonnet vents
Restyled rear wings to accommodate 50mm wider rear track
Unique, elliptical, rifled tailpipe trims
Restyled rear bumper with black finish to rear valance
Unique dark smoked steel finish to ‘brightware’
Complex ‘Physical Vapour Deposition’ process applied to stainless steel components for lustrous and durable finish
Re-profiled automatic rear spoiler.

Two-seater with configuration
New lightweight front seats featuring diamond quilted Alcantara™ and embroidered Bentley emblems. Manual controls
Carbon fibre finish to fascia and centre console (in lieu of veneer)
Diamond quilted Alcantara™ to door inserts
‘Supersports’ carbon fibre treadplates to both front doors
Single tone interior with primary and secondary hides in Beluga (Black). Choice of contrast stitching and piping in seven colours including: Newmarket Tan, Hotspur, Saffron, Linen, Portland, Porpoise or Beluga
Duo tone interior with the choice of Newmarket Tan/Beluga, Porpoise/Beluga or Hotspur/Beluga
3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and gear lever trimmed with ‘Soft Touch’ leather for extra grip
Single centre armrest with increased stowage
Rear compartment with carbon fibre crossbeam
Drilled alloy sports pedals
Naim for Bentley Premium Audio System with 15 custom-built speakers – cost option

source : Bentley Press