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 |  Jul 05 2010, 2:34 PM


With Bentley looking to put more focus on the performance of its vehicles in the future, the snooty British brand certainly chose the right way to show off its latest product at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Supersports Convertible, the world’s fastest drop-top, tacked the exciting hillclimb event driven by none other than racing legend Derek Bell.

Judging from the photos, Bell certainly made the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 overpower the Bentley’s AWD system. And why not, with 621-hp and 590 ft-lbs of torque available. Bentley claims the Supersports Convertible will hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph.

But enough about the stats, check out the exciting action in our gallery below.

GALLERY: Bentley Supersports Convertible at Goodwood Hillclimb


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 |  Feb 18 2010, 1:55 PM


No auto show would be complete without the obligatory special edition/limited edition/crazy horsepower Bentley debut. The 2010 Geneva Auto Show will have one and, surprise, it’s a Continental. OK, so we’re having a tough time getting excited, but surely there will be plenty of folks who will lust after the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, the drop top version of the highest-horsepower Conti.

Under the hood the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 makes 621-hp and 590 ft-lbs of torque, allowing for a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. It will also run on E85, which is a lame attempt on Bentley’s part to feign interest in even having an interest in the environment.

Unlike its coupe counterpart, the soft-top convertible retains the rear seats, meaning it’s not quite as light-weight. And despite the fact that Bentley managed to cut out 198-lbs as compared to the GTC Speed, the Supersports should still weigh in at around 5,300 lbs.

Pricing hasn’t been released yet, but with the coupe priced around the $270,000 mark, expect something close to $300,000.

We’ll have more info and plenty of pics when Bentley officially unveils the 2011 Continental Supersports Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show on March 2nd.

Click here for AutoGuide’s live 2010 Geneva Auto Show coverage starting Monday, March 1st.

GALLERY: 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible


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