Bentley Continental Supersports is Brit brand's fastest road car yet

Bentley Continental GT SupersportsPhoto: James Lipman /

Bentley has released details of its fastest road car ever, the Continental Supersports.

The luxury GT car has had its mighty W12 engine retuned to offer 700bhp and 1,017Nm of torque, which results in incredible performance figures. The 0-60mph sprint takes just 3.4 seconds before continuing on to a top speed of 209mph.

A convertible option will also be offered, capable of completing the 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 205mph.

The turbochargers fitted to the 6.0-litre engine are newly designed units with a higher capacity than before. They are fed by a revised charge-air cooling system that contributes to higher boost and additional power.

Bentley Continental Supersports is Brit brand’s fastest road car yet

Bentley Continental Supersports is Brit brand’s fastest road car yet

There are a number of weight-saving upgrades fitted to the new Continental, such as carbon-ceramic brakes – Bentley claims these are the largest of their type in the world – and 21-inch forged alloy wheels, which together save 20kg over the previous Supersports model. An optional titanium exhaust system gives a further weight saving of 5kg.

The extra power and lightweight parts contribute to a 10 per cent improvement of the power-to-weight ratio.

Putting power to the ground is Bentley's all-wheel drive system. It sends 60 per cent of available torque to the rear wheels to give a more agile, sportier feel.

On the outside, the Supersports stands out from 'regular' Continental models thanks to redesigned front and rear bumpers, a carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser and vents on the bonnet and wings.