Bentleys have historically been big, heavy and not built for speed, until now. Bentley has produced the fastest supercar in Bentley history, the brand new Continental Supersports with FlexFuel technology. As Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, said, “The Continental Supersports reflects the passion and enthusiasm of Bentley’s engineers and designers. This is the fastest, most extreme Bentley ever, dramatically styled to underline its supercar character. Importantly, it also pioneers the use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector.”
Despite the fact that FlexFuel technology is already on the road, most Americans have no idea what’s going on. In short, Flex-Fuel cars have an engine able to run on a mixture of fuels, like gasoline and ethanol. Ethanol fuel is an ethyl alcohol, kind of like the alcohol found in your alcoholic drinks. Ethanol or E85 is easy to produce from common crops like corn and sugar cane and is a renewable resource, which petroleum gasoline is not. Plus, Ethanol contains almost 34% less energy per unit volume than regular gasoline which translates into lower mileage per gallon.
The 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports is super-fast. And the stats stack up, 621 hp output, zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and 204 mph top speed. Bentley engineering boss Ulrich Eichhorn says, "it is a shock! — a lightweight Bentley." Keep in mind, the Continental Supersports still weighs 4,800 pounds which means Bentley is basically an engineering miracle maker. What began as a project to lighten up the Continental GT coupe and add some umph, materialized into an official new car program at Bentley. Now the Bentley Continental Supersports is slated to debut for Miamians in the flesh at Bentley Miami. Bentley Miami has invited a select few to witness the fastest, most environmentally efficient Bentley ever! This is progress