Contemporarily known for stately tourers with an appreciable bite, Bentley recently unveiled something for those of a sportier mindset; the Continental Supersports - the marque’s quickest car yet.
Hunkered down on its arches and sporting numerous extra air-intakes (to help accommodate the 500 litres of air per second that the 6-litre W12 engine sucks in) plus nods to motorsports in checkered flag-like carbon-fibre veneer across the dashboard, subtlety is decidedly not the name of the game here.
Benefiting from a bespoke drivetrain, paired to revised superchargers and charge-air cooling system, additional performance was eked out of Bentley’s W12 engine over the previous iteration of the Continental Supersports – an 80PS increase that raises the top speed by 8km/h and decreases 0-100km/h by 0.3 seconds.
Handling comes courtesy of a modified torque vectoring system lifted from the 2014-introduced Continental GT3-R, selectively applying braking to individual wheels while maintaining full power on others on turn-in and accelerating out of corners.
Touted as the fastest four-seater around, the Continental Supersports comes in soft-top flavour too, which thoughtfully features a neck warmer for dropped-top comfort on brisker days.