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New Bentley Continental To Go Supersports in Geneva

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On: Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:53PM | By: Chris Weiss

New Bentley Continental To Go Supersports in Geneva

When Bentley announced that it had broken the world ice speed record in a tuned-up Continental Supersports, it indicated that it would celebrate the record with a special edition model. That model will be unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and, by Bentley's own admission, will be the most powerful Bentley ever. With the 2012 Bentley Continental GT introduced last fall, Geneva seems like the perfect time to present an all-new Continental Supersports. Some new rumors point to possible specs for the limited edtiion Super-Bentley.

The Continental Supersports that broke the world speed record featured a few aerodynamic modifications, as well as a suped-up W12 engine, parachute braking system, and winter tires. Bentley indicated that the engine was worth over 600 horsepower, but didn't get into specifics. And we're going to assume that's because the engine will be the same as the special edition that it has planned for Geneva, and Crewe wasn't quite ready to reveal what the output will look like.

Bentley said of the special edition in a press release: "... a very special ‘extreme' Bentley, which will be the most powerful model ever to bear the famed Winged B emblem."

With that said, we know that the special edition will pack more than the 621 horses carried by the current Continental Supersports. According to rumors coming out of Top Speed, it will complement the extra power with a full carbon fiber injection to lighten the load, and will also bear a large rear wing.

We'll have to wait until Geneva to get the full scoop, but we do know the world's most powerful Bentley will be made available only to a group of around 100 buyers. More details will certainly follow on or after March 1.


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