2010 Bentley Continental Supersports FlexFuel review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 , 20:12:21 byAngela

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Bentley Continental Supersports FlexFuel

The new Bentley Continental Supersports has further underlined its green credentials by meeting the 85% recyclability standard demanded of all the Bentley continental Range. This model is actually the first Bentley to use Flex Fuel technology which enables it to run on E85 bio-fuel, gasoline or any combination of these two fuels. In May 2009, the carmaker received the official recycling pre-certification from the German Motor Transport Authority, thereby becoming one of the first luxury car manufacturers to attain this standard. The supercar is the most extreme production car in the 90-year history of the company. The model is capable of accelerating reaching a top speed of 204 mph and it is also the lightest road-going Bentley having shed some 110 kg through a broad program of weight reduction involving the innovative use of new materials such as carbon ceramics and carbon fiber. In the end, the engineers obtained the fastest Bentley, but also the greenest. The Supersports is the first iteration of the environmental strategy Bentley launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008. It is powered by gasoline, E85 bio-fuel or any combination of these two fuels and it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 70%. The two-seat model, the Supersports takes Bentley into new market sectors. Its Flexfuel capability ensures that is fueled for the future and, with this latest recyclability certification, customers can be assured that every effort has been taken to consider the environmental impact of all components over the entire life of the car. Almost 70 % of all cars ever made are still on the road or in collections. The specialists have an advantage thanks to the wide use of natural materials such as wood and leather and the craftsmanship inherent in their use naturally.