Not many of the people know that Bentley was a racing powerhouse in the initial 20th century, and though it might sound contradictory today, but it doesn’t changes the fact. But prior to turning into rebadged Rolls-Royces, these high-speed Bentley cars were prominent for their engine displacements (counting the 3-liter Supersports) and were immensely successful at Brooklands, Le Mans and some other world-eminent circuits. The Bentley cars were hugely powerful, and were prominently known for their monstrous strength than any appearance of nimbleness or delicacy.
Now to rekindle the long-past performance magnificence and to keep the historical spirit of Bentley motors alive, the company introduced the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports. So lets see whether or not the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports has the potential to live up to the expectations.
What’s New for 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports?
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is a completely new addition to Bentley’s Continental range of cars.
Body Styling and Features
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is the highest-performing edition of Continental GT coupe and seats only two people. The standard equipment list for vehicle comprises of a bi-xenon headlamps, rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes, mechanical wipers, exclusive exterior styling, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry/ignition, four-way manual frivolous front seats, a back parcel shelf, faux-suede trim and upholstery, carbon-fiber trim, sport steering wheel, a navigation system, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker stereo having a lifetime satellite radio subscription and an iPod interface.
The optional equipments is available in limited numbers here in performance-oriented Bentley Supersports in comparison to regular GT. But still some of the options for the car includes a power a rearview camera, a power trunk, a 15-speaker Naim premium audio system, multiple two-tone interior color choices and a no-cost glovebox-mounted six-CD changer.
Under The Hood
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports gets its power from a 6.0-liter W12 engine capable of generating utmost power of 621 hp and utmost torque of 590 lb-ft of torque. The standard drive here is all-wheel drive, while standard transmission here is standard. The acceleration time of the car is really impressive, and the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a quick time of 3.8 seconds.
The estimated fuel economy is of 12 mpg in city and 19 mpg on highways, this all comes as a combined fuel economy of 14 mpg.
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports ensures the safety of its passengers with its antilock carbon-ceramic disc brakes, side curtain airbags (available on coupe) and traction and stability control.
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is the most powerful Bentley ever launched, and so is the case with its handling. But despite all this the 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports looks conflicted between its aspirations of being a sports car and its luxury GT car foundation.