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Old 25th February 2009, 21:12   #1
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As if Bentley didn't have enough variants of the Continental already, they've come out with yet another. Looks slightly ridiculous IMO, but with 621 BHP, who's complaining?

Should be a star attraction at Geneva...

Bentley Continental Supersports news - Flexing its muscle - 2009 - BBC Top Gear
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Woah!! Cant wait to see this on Indian roads
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And the point of this car is?
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"This is the first ‘flexfuel’ Bentley: it’ll run on petrol, E85 biofuel or any combination of the two. Depending on the source of the biofuel, Bentley reckons this reduces lifetime CO2 emissions by up to 70 per cent."
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This is what the point of the car is!
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Old 26th February 2009, 00:44   #5
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Woah!! Cant wait to see this on Indian roads
It doesn't take any new model too long to get to India. Should be there soon..
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Here are some pics..
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Luxury beats the sportscars, Astonishing.
Some more pics and info :

Chassis
Brakes (Front) 420 mm diameter carbon/ceramic cross-drilled
Brakes (Rear) 356 mm diameter carbon/ceramic cross-drilled
Wheels 20" x 9.5J 10-spoke – Black Chrome or Painted
Front Suspension Four-link double wishbones, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self-levelling air suspension, anti-roll bar

Drivetrain
Layout Front Engine, AWD
Transmission ZF 6-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic
Differential Variable LSD
Final Drive Ratio 3.524:1 front 3.528:1 rear
Engine
Type: Twin-Turbocharged Bentley W12
Displacement 6.0 liters
Horsepower 621 bhp/463 kW @ 6000 rpm
Torque 800 Nm/590 lb ft @ 1700 rpm
Exterior

Tires F-R 275/35x20 Pirelli P-Zero UHP
Body Type 2 Door, 2 Seat GT Coupe
Length 4804 mm (189.1 inches)
Width 2194 mm (86.4 inches)
Height 1380 mm (54.3 inches)
Wheelbase 2745 mm (108.07 inches)

Performance
Top Speed 204 mph (329 km/h)
0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
0-100 mph 8.9 seconds
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Cant Wait till Jezza gets his hand on this!! Maybe he will be kinder to these tires!
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Cant Wait till Jezza gets his hand on this!! Maybe he will be kinder to these tires!
I've never actually seen a video of him driving a Bentley, I just realised that. Has he?
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I've never actually seen a video of him driving a Bentley, I just realised that. Has he?
Remember the Brooklands tyre burst incident?
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Remember the Brooklands tyre burst incident?
Er...not really. I don't think I've seen that one. Is it on youtube?
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I looks pretty much the same to me (other than the bio fuel thing).
@punterccrx8s: I think the best was when he drove the arnage.

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@punterccrx8s: I think the best was when he drove the arnage.

God, when did all these things happen? What world am I living in?? Videos please, if you can!
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best of both the worlds!!but i am not sure of what kind of market it will cater to,as the bentley owners look for luxury and most bentleys are chauffer driven imo,why wont somebody go for a supercar instead.
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best of both the worlds!!but i am not sure of what kind of market it will cater to,as the bentley owners look for luxury and most bentleys are chauffer driven imo,why wont somebody go for a supercar instead.
As you said, best of both worlds. Drive it when you want to, and sit in the back when you don't feel like it. Unlike RR Phantom (un-driveable) and Gallardo (un-sittable), you can do both in this one.

It's a good-looking sports car that you can enjoy driving, and at the same time it's a luxury sedan that you can take your family out in. And also be driven to work in.
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