Summer seems a long, long way off at the moment, but you’ll get a warm feeling all over if catch a glimpse of the new convertible version of Bentley’s latest Continental Supersports model.
Fitted with Pirelli Ultra High Performance tyres, the open-topped version of the Continental Supersports model, which was launched last year, is the company’s fastest drop-top yet.
It boasts an impressive a 0-62mph time of 4.2 seconds, a 0-100mph time of 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 202mph thanks to its 621bhp twin-turbocharged six-litre engine.
To cope with all this power, the Supersports has uprated suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli Ultra High Performance tyres. Larger air intakes and extended rear wheelarches are there for technical reasons, though they also give visual clues to the car’s capability.
The engine, incidentally, is able to run on petrol, or E85 bioethanol, or a mixture of the two. Bentley aims to make all its cars – not just the Continental – able to run on biofuel by 2012.
Denna Bowman, Head Office