Home / Auto News / News article: Bentley Continental GT2 To Launch In 2012 - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Oct 03 2011, 7:00 PM

01-bentley-continental-ss-conv-press.jpg

The Porsche 911 GT2 is famous for being a no compromise sports car, but Bentley‘s own offering, set to wear the GT2 moniker, won’t exactly follow in the P-car’s rowdy footsteps.

The Bentley Continental GT2 will shed an estimated 440 lbs, but will still weigh a gargantuan 4,850 lbs when it goes on sale in 2012. The model is said to make about 650 horsepower and reach speeds in excess of 200 mph. The GT2 will be significant in that it will rely on a two-wheel drive setup, but the platform used by the Continental was expressly engineered for an all-wheel drive setup.

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed the vehicle’s existence but did not specify whether the car would use a twin-turbo V8 or V12 setup. Durheimer also said that the GT2 will be a replacement for the current Supersport version (above) of the Continental GT.

[Source: AutoExpress]