Bentley reveals 202mph Supersport Convertible

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Bentley's new Continental Supersport Convertible will be faster and more powerful than any open-top car the famous marque has ever produced before.

Due on sale in the autumn, and expected to cost around £175,000, the Supersport Convertible will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show and powered by a twin-turbocharged W12 engine offering 621bhp and 590lb ft torque.

It will be capable of dispatching 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 202mph. Power will be distributed to all four wheels by a ZF automatic gearbox with rapid-fire gearshifts.
And the convertible is more than 100kg lighter than the coupe it's based on too, through the use of lightweight 20-inch alloys, carbon fibre in the cabin, and carbon ceramic brakes.

But it's not all prolific gas-guzzling power. This is the latest Bentley to get the firm's FlexFuel technology, which allows it to run on petrol or E85 Biofuel, which Bentley says cuts 'well to wheel' emissions by 70 percent.