Bentley has created the world’s fastest luxury four-door

Flying from zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds, Bentley’s latest re-imagines what luxury sport really means.

By Viju Mathew 19/01/2017

The world's fastest luxury four-seater has just been born in the form of the Bentley Continental Supersports. On the heels of the marque's recently released 467kW Flying Spur, the new 522kW sedan features a 10 per cent and 25 per cent boost in its power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios, respectively, over the 2009 Supersports predecessor.

At the heart of the titan tourer is a custom powertrain comprising a 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, teamed with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive juggernaut jets from zero to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and cruises to a top speed of 336km/h with smooth sailing ensured by its computer-controlled, self-levelling air suspension. And all that momentum can be quickly managed by carbon ceramic brakes (bearing the largest discs of their type) that can stop the 53cm alloy wheels within moments.

Also enhancing performance is an improved torque vectoring system that can apply appropriate braking and power to each front and rear wheel when cornering. In addition, an adjustable rear-biased torque split devotes, by default, 60 per cent of the power to the back for a racier ride.

The car's sporty spirit is manifested in exterior detailing as well. Bentley accomplished this by introducing a fresh take on sculpted front and rear bumpers (with corresponding carbon-fibre splitter and diffuser), side sill extensions, hood vents, and a rifled tailpipe.

The brand's priority on pampering permeates the tri-tone cabin both visually and viscerally as evidenced by the diamond-quilted leather seats, and an overall interior graced with 10 different veneers.

For further refinement, the "X Specification" trim package provides a choice of eight duo-tone paint treatments, a titanium exhaust, and ubiquitous use of carbon fibre for accents.

Complementing the coupe will be an open-top variant capable of 330km/h and only 0.3 of a second slower on its way from zero to 100km/h. Pricing starts at $US293,300 and $US322,600 for the convertible, with deliveries scheduled to begin in May. (bentleymotors.com)

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