When Bentley Company announces some news about some sporty model, the excitement amongst car lovers is on the highest level. Their most recent model will be at the same time their fastest and most powerful production model ever. The word is about the 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports. The first time, the Supersports has presented a long time ago, in 1920, and the last one has presented eight years ago, in 2009. Chairman and chief executive of Bentley Company, Wolfgang Dürheimer said that this will be the third iteration of this, we can now clearly say iconic model. When someone, somewhere mentions Supersports model, probably all the people around that person instinctively turn their heads. If you ask us, that is normal, because this vehicle provides everything. We actually don’t know from where to start. The exterior is phenomenal, the interior is maybe even better while the engine section is a story of its own.
2018 Bentley Continental Supersports Exterior design
The exterior design of the recent model is something really special. The appearance is so appealing, and everything from the outside looks so great. We can start from the profile side of this model where we can see so large and lightweight 21 inch forged aluminum wheels. Thanks to these extremely light wheels, about 20 kilograms weight saving in unsprung mass. We can expect more lightweight saving – more precisely, thanks to the available titanium exhaust system, we can expect 5 kilograms / 11 pounds more saving in weight.
Behind these fantastic and elegantly designed wheels, we can expect high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes that will provide improved cooling. The brake discs will be probably the largest in the world (of that type), and they will provide improved performance as in hard conditions. The entire chassis is actually made from a lot of lightweight materials, and thanks to that fact, this newly model will be a lightest-ever repetition of the current GT model as well as lighter than the previous Continental Supersports. The exhaust system is also slightly modified and we can expect even better sound and couple additional horses. When it comes to some specific changes from the outside, we can expect sculpted rear and front bumper designs. They will insert a carbon-fiber splitter, diffuser, bonnet vents (carbon fiber), side sill extensions, and a new gloss-black.
In general, the exterior design is quite unique, and you will definitely like it. Some of the other exterior features from the outside will include headlamps with dark-tint, black-finished front grille, door handles, rear bumper, and window surrounds. Also, next gen 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports will provide some optional features like for example movable back spoiler as well as the front splitter, black finish to the wheels, Supersports badging and more…
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Bentley Continental Supersports 2018 Interior design
The interior is a story for its own, and everything inside is on the premium level. This model will offer a luxurious interior design with so many standard interior features. It will provide Supersports emblem stitching, as well as a bespoke steering wheel. All the seats inside will be of course wrapped in the leather of the premium quality. Also, we can anticipate new diamond-quilted design that will be incorporated into the seats as well as into the door side panels. Furthermore, the dash and door panels feature white trim and the floor mats will provide bright-red edges. The new luxury coupe will also provide dashboard panels made from carbon-fiber on the each side of the center instrument panel. Optionally you can get one of ten finishes and veneers.
Some other design details will be almost exactly the same as in the previous model. At the center of the dashboard, we can expect large infotainment screen with so many features. Also, the steering wheel will provide a lot of buttons, and trough them you can easily control the infotainment. If you want more personalization, you can buy ‘X Specification’ pack. This pack has eight unique double colors, as well as of door mirrors from carbon fiber, and heel plates. Also, the titanium exhaust will be included. Thanks to that fact, we can expect even more weight saving.
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Engine and Performance
This model is the most powerful Bentley so far. Underneath the bonnet, the forthcoming model will be powered by a twin-turbo, 6.0-liter W-12 that will be capable of generating up to fantastic 700 horsepower as well as 750 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the Continental GT Speed, and compared to the previous model, that is 74 horsepower and 79 ponies more, as well as 145-pound-foot and 160 pound-feet of twist improvement. What does that mean? As we already wrote in the beginning that means that the approaching 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports will be the strongest and the fastest GT ever made. According to Company, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be just 3.4 seconds while the top speed of this vehicle will be rated at 209 mph (336 km/h) which is impressive. The Convertible model goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds with the maximu speed is 205 mph.
Price and Release date
The release date of the recently developed and the fastest Bentley ever will be most likely by the end of this year. When it comes to prices, this model will have a starting price of around $300.000. The convertible variant will be more expensive, and we can expect to start from around $320.000. As we know, back in 2009. This model receive award for its unique combination of unrivaled luxury and extreme dynamics. Maybe this year is also their year. Who knows.
2018 Bentley Continental Supersports photos