FrontRunners: English Beets

  • The Editors

The 621 hp, 12-cylinder, biturbo Bentley Continental Supersports (www.bentleymotors.com) is Bentley Motors’ leanest, meanest—with a top speed of 204 mph—and greenest machine ever. The Supersports’ carbon footprint (the carbon emitted from the production, refining, transportation, and day-to-day use of the vehicle) is 70 percent smaller than the Continental GT’s, partly because the new two-seater runs on bioethanol made from sugar beets, sugarcane, and other sustainable crops. During the Supersports’ introduction at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Bentley chairman Franz-Josef Paefgen said that the car is also 90 percent recyclable—and built from some borrowed parts. "See those seats?" he said. "We got them from the Bugatti Veyron." rel="nofollow"

Read Next Article >>
Photo by UWE@FISCHER
The new “sport activity coupe,” as BMW calls it, drives with a nimbleness that defies its size…
Photo by Richard Prince
Chevy’s new supercar aims to redefine the American muscle car…
Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLc are soaring at auction...
The nearly 1,000 cc motorcycles draw inspiration from Yamaha’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike…
In both design and performance, the new S-Class Coupes branch out from Mercedes’s historically...
The sedan is set to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A3…
Photo by Daylight Studio Snc
A century of quintessentially Italian carmaking and motorsports…
The four new models combine retro styling with modern technology…
The H2R has an approximately 300 hp engine, the most powerful on the market...
Sitting behind the wheel of this $280,225 top-down roadster incites a flurry of emotions…