Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
Ahead of its official debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley has unleashed the goods on its latest creation. The 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible now reigns supreme as the world’s fastest four-seater drop-top. Basically, this is a cloth-top version of Bentley’s powerful sports coupe and uses the same twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine making 621 horsepower with 590 lb-ft of twist.
Like its brethren, the Convertible is a flex-fuel vehicle and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, hitting a top speed of 202 mph using any combo of E85 or gasoline. In fact, all of the 2011 Bentley Continental models will offer FlexFuel, which in the case of the Convertible, helps reduce CO2 emissions by up to 70%.
As mentioned before, the Continental Supersports Convertible shares many similarities with the fixed-roof model and runs off of the same all-wheel drive system. It sports a revised ZF 6-speed automatic transmission featuring ‘Quickshift’ technology that cuts shift times in half and enables double downshifts. The car rides on 20-inch 10-spoke ultra lightweight alloy wheels and stopping power comes by way of carbon-ceramic brakes to provide fade-free operation.
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible offers a true four-seat cabin unlike the Coupe. The front bucket seats are made out of carbon fibre and wrapped in Alcantara and ‘Soft Grip’ leather. And of course, all of the other luxurious appointments that Bentley is known for are all in full effect.
Pricing information on the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible is not available yet, but this drop-top will surely demand a premium over the Coupe’s base price of $273,295. For more details, please check out the world’s longest press release below.