Derek Bell Hustles Bentley Continental Supersports Up Goodwood Hill Climb

Bentley brought a ringer to Goodwood to make sure its spankin' new Bentley Continental Supersports looked good in front of well healed fans. Le Mans legend Derek Bell uses every one of the 621 HP.

The $267,000 Bentley makes 621 HP on E85, will hit 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds, continuing on to a top speed of 204 MPH. Of course it's also six and a half feet wide and weighs 5,258 Lbs, which makes Bell's pace on Lord March's driveway all the more impressive, he hits speeds in excess of 100 MPH on multiple occasions.


The Bentley Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful car in the company's 90-year history, received the ultimate examination of its supercar handling and performance credentials when Le Mans racing legend and honorary ‘Bentley Boy' Derek Bell spent the weekend driving the 621bhp Bentley at pace during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The muscular two-seater, which delivers a 0-60mph sprint time of just 3.7 seconds and a maximum top speed of 204mph, produced a series of searing runs up the Goodwood Hill with Bell regularly pushing the car well-over the 100mph mark on a highly challenging course renowned for its narrow road and succession of tight corners and bends.

Designed and built at Bentley's Crewe headquarters, the Continental Supersports combines extreme performance with the pioneering use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector. The 6-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine is capable of running on either petrol, E85 biofuel or any combination of these fuel sources.

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