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Old 14th May 2010, 09:40   #1
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Bentley has launched the Continental Supersports in India. It is the most powerful and fastest Bentley ever produced. It does the 0-100 dash in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 329 kmph. The Supersports is 110 kg lighter than the Continental GT Speed.

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May 13, 2010, Mumbai, India: Exclusive Motors Pvt. Ltd. has brought to India Continental Supersports the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever. It is the extreme Bentley, a muscular two-seater that delivers supercar performance and a highly focused driving experience.
The Supersports is also the first Bentley capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and biofuel, pioneering the use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector. This represents stage one of the company’s commitment to make its complete model range compatible with renewable fuels by 2012.

The Continental Supersports began as an ‘under the radar’ project exploring the possibilities of weight reduction on the Continental GT but with more power and torque. A largely experimental process crystallised over a period of 24 months into an official new car programme, driven by the passion and enthusiasm of a small group of Bentley engineers and designers.
The results are dramatic. With 630PS (621 bhp) and new ‘Quickshift’ transmission that halves shift times, the Supersports sets new performance benchmarks for Bentley. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) onto a top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h).
Supercar performance is complemented by an array of chassis enhancements including retuned steering and suspension, utilising lighter weight components, retuned dampers and anti-roll bars.
Agility is further sharpened by the 40:60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system, a wider rear track, bespoke lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels and a unique electronic stability programme.
Carbon ceramic brakes are standard fitment, benefiting steering response, grip and ride comfort, while saving weight. Overall, the engineering team have achieved a weight reduction of 110 kg (243 lb) compared with the Continental GT Speed.
The evolution of the Supersports’ design is very much a case of ‘form following function’ with new purposeful sculptural forms signaling the engineering changes beneath the skin.
For example, the increased power and torque of the W12 engine necessitated additional airflow to the twin turbocharger intercoolers and cooling system. Bentley’s designers responded with a purposeful and dramatic style that features large vertical intake apertures and twin bonnet vents.
Similarly, new flared rear wings that accommodate the 50 mm (2 inches) wider rear track are designed to emphasize the powerful stance of this ultra-high performance coupe. The resultant Supersports style combines the looks of the iconic Continental GT with a new and distinctive appearance that reflects its more extreme character.
The Supersports is further distinguished from its Continental coupe stable mates by a unique dark-smoked steel finish to all exterior ‘brightware’, including front grilles, lamp bezels, window surrounds and wheels. A complex ‘Physical Vapour Deposition’ process is applied to all stainless steel components to give a lustrous and highly durable finish. A car industry first, this process is normally used as a coating on industrial tools, watches and even hip replacement joints.
Fully embracing the extreme spirit of the Supersports, Bentley’s interior designers have created a unique ambience. The cockpit represents a dramatic re-interpretation of Bentley interior design in which carbon fibre and AlcantaraTM not only convey a sporting and contemporary style but also reduce weight.
The Supersports is a strict two-seater featuring all-new lightweight sports seats with carbon fibre clamshell rear panels. In the rear compartment, the seats are replaced by a stowage deck with a carbon fibre luggage retaining beam.
The new interior also provides a showcase for the skills of Bentley’s craftsmen and women at the company’s factory in Crewe, England. Signature premium grade leather and brightware are complemented by carbon fibre panels, replacing traditional wood veneers.
The Continental Supersports is capable of running on either petrol and E85 biofuel or any combination of the two. E85 biofuel can offer a reduction of up to 70 per cent in CO2 emissions on a ‘well-to-wheel’ basis.
Well-to-wheel is a measurement of a fuel’s net CO2 contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions. It is a way of quantifying how much CO2 a fuel emits from its growth or extraction (well) to its combustion or deployment (wheel). It includes refinement, distillation and transport of the fuel.
The fuel supply system detects the blending ratio of the fuel in the tank and ensures that power and torque remain constant regardless of the ratio of petrol to biofuel. The result is seamless power delivery in the Bentley tradition.
The ‘Supersports’ name is inspired by the original two-seater 3-litre Supersports model introduced in 1925, itself an evolution of the 3-litre Speed. The lightweight, 85 bhp Supersports was the first production Bentley to reach 100 mph and was also renowned for the application of Le Mans-winning race technology.

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Bentley has launched the Continental Supersports in India. It is the most powerful and fastest Bentley ever produced. It does the 0-100 dash in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 329 kmph. The Supersports is 110 kg lighter than the Continental GT Speed.

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Amazing car indeed. A pure blend of power and elegance
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Wooah man that's Insane!!!

Wonder How it feels to experience the 0-100 Rush in such Wonder Machines.
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The results are dramatic. With 630PS (621 bhp) and new ‘Quickshift’ transmission that halves shift times, the Supersports sets new performance benchmarks for Bentley. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) onto a top speed of 204 mph (329 km/h).
DUH! i am floored. this is awesome. Exhaust note of Bentley is simply awesome when i saw one in Bangalore!

what is the OTR?
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I would like this engine on Flying Spur rather.

But, admit that this is an engineering marvel, & few privileged Indians will surely relish this one.
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And where will such a car be driven in India. I am terrified to cross even 100 kmph on
so called highways due to all those maniacs (read drivers) running amok on roads in every direction.

It is a criminal waste of money to buy such cars in India, as we dont have the infrastructure and road manners for such cars. Even the super cars will feel insulted on our roads.

Such cars serve only one purpose - for boasting in clubs and parties.

I also love driving and would love to own such a car, but not in India.
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Ultra luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors will launch its new Continental GT model in India in April, Indian Express is reporting. The Continental GT will set you back by 2+ crore rupees.

Bentley’s official dealer Exclusive Motors Pvt Ltd could take up to 6 months to deliver the car from the time of booking.


Exclusive Motors Managing Director Satya Bagla -


The price of the new Bentley Continental GT will be approximately Rs 2 crore upwards as the final price will depend on the level of customisation.


Source : indianautosblog
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Wow! they just keep getting better and better. Insane power and absolutely scary to drive am sure ! What next ? Let me make a literally wild guess - 7 litre 750 bhp supercharged beast ? "Bentley Continental Super Duper Sport + "
I dont think there would ever exist a concept of "BEST POSSIBLE BUY FOR YOUR MONEY". Something better would consistently keep coming up, best example being, people hardly might have gotten over the Speed and the Supersport is already here ! Shucks !
The only real stand out for quite sometime to come would be good old 'Veyron De Bugatti' - The Absolute BEST (or BEAST) that money can buy
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They forgot to mention the price in the press release! There are already a few Supersports in the country, I remember seeing a white DL registered Supersport at Haji Ali last year which i think belonged to the owner of the dealership.
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