2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 , 11:02:35 byAngela

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Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible

Bentley developed the Continental Supersports Convertible, the fastest Bentley ever built. To be more precise it is capable of reaching a top speed of 202 mph and to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds. Under the hood it hides a twin-turbocharged W12 engine capable of developing 630 PS and 800 Nm of torque. All models in the Continental model range, including the new Super-sports Convertible are now capable if running on both petrol and E85 bio-ethanol or any combination of the two, making all cars bio-fuel compatible by 2012. This is a model that must be driven to be fully understood, it is the ultimate in extreme performance. The increased power and torque are transmitted to the all-wheel drive system via an up-rated and rapid 6-speed Quick-shift transmission, which maximizes the enormous potential of the new Convertible. To cope with the additional power and torque, the planetary gear set of the ZF transmission is also strengthened. The extreme performance of the Supersports Convertible is matched by precise, agile handling, while retaining class-leading levels of ride comfort and refinement. The front suspension trailing lever features a new design of hydraulic bush, 33 % stiffer than those of GTC Speed, for improved steering response while the up-rated rear anti-roll bar provides improved body control and turn-in response. The model features an advanced electronic stability programme that moderates intervention at low speeds, exploiting the potential of the more powerful engine and enhanced chassis, improving driver interaction and control. The target slip is increased at greater than 90% throttle to use all available longitudinal grips. The Convertible has an electrically operated, three-layer fabric hood with advanced acoustic insulation to provide superb levels of refinement and comfort when raised.