The Bentley Continental Supersports runs on gasoline or E85 bioethanol. Run it on E85. Not for the environment. Not for Iowa. Do it so you can hit 204 MPH in Bentley style.
This BioBentley sports the company's twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 but offers a new flexfuel setup good for a reduction in C02 of up to 70% when you consider fuel production, exhaust output, et cetera. Who cares? When sucking down corn juice the BioBentley pops out 621 BHP and 590 lb-ft of torque. This means it'll run 0-to-62 MPH in 3.7 seconds and top out at a mean and not-so-green 204 MPH. To squeeze a few extra pounds out of the vehicle Bentley tossed out the back seats and utilized carbon fiber wherever possible.
Green has rarely been so much fun or, likely, so expensive.
BENTLEY ANNOUNCES CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS – THE FASTEST, MOST POWERFUL AND GREENEST BENTLEY EVER
Several weeks ago we showed you an advance photo of our newest product and announced that it would be the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever created. Today we'd like to provide you with an advance look at the full design and specification of the vehicle that will be called the Bentley Continental Supersports.
This new model importantly will be the first Bentley capable of running on both gasoline and biofuel, pioneering the use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector.
A copy of the full press release on Continental Supersports is attached as background. Key aspects of the new Continental Supersports include:
• 6-liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine now produces 621bhp and 590 lb ft of torque
• 0 – 60 mph in 3.7 seconds / 0 -100 mph in 8.9 seconds
• Top speed of 204 mph
• Capable of running on gasoline and E85 biofuel or any combination of the two
• 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
• Revised transmission with ‘Quickshift' system that cuts shift times by 50% and enables double downshifts
• Standard-fit carbon-ceramic brakes – the largest and most powerful brakes ever fitted to a production car
• 243 lb weight saving compared to Continental GT Speed
• Unique driver-focused, two-seater cabin with rear seats replaced by stowage deck with carbon fiber luggage retaining beam
• New flared rear wings that accommodate the 2 inch wider rear track