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Bentley Continental Supersports

Never one to sacrifice luxury for lawlessness, the fastest production Bentley will be as pleased to potter around town as to tear up the track. Combining state-of-the-art engineering with world-class handcraftsmanship is something Bentley does better than just about any other carmaker—and something the Supersports does better than any other Bentley.

FrontRunners: Open Season

Hot on the heels of its coupe stablemate, the 202 mph 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible (www.bentleymotors.com) is the world’s fastest drophead coupe and one of the most uncompromising top-down rides available today. The $280,400 four-seater features a 621 bhp, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine that runs on both gas and ethanol. Full-time all-wheel drive confers precise […]

The Biggest Bentley Ever Built: Bentley’s Break Shot

The shooting break, or break de chasse—a two-door estate car with rear liftgates—was typically European, traditionally custom-built, and decidedly de rigueur for country hunts or Champagne-and-pork-pie picnics along the Thames. In the mid-1930s, Rolls-Royce Phantoms and 20/25s were converted by coachbuilders into shooting breaks for Indian maharajas and Africa’s big-game hunters. David Brown, an acknowledged […]

Car of the Year 2010: No. 5 Bentley Continental Supersports

Bentley Brutale Based on the sheer excess of power this Bentley so brilliantly puts to pavement, some might have wagered that it would take top honors. It does everything exceptionally, though any story about the Supersports begins and ends with tales of the massive torque on tap from its twin-turbocharged W-12. One must admire a […]

FrontRunners: English Beets

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 […]