• Jan 27, 2009
Click above for a high-res image of Bentley's new biofuel supercar

When the curtain rises on the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley will take a large share of the spotlight with the vehicle you see above. It has no name yet (it's simply referred to as the "Extreme Bentley" for now) and no technical specifics have been released, but what Bentley has revealed is that this will be the marque's fastest, most powerful production car yet... and it runs on biofuel. Visually, the grilles all have a blackout treatment, and sizable vertical intakes occupy the front bumper's outer edges. The hood also sports a pair of vents, presumably to help extract engine heat.

Given that the 600-horsepower/553-lb-ft Continental GT Speed currently owns the "most powerful production Bentley" title, look for more extreme ratings on this new, obviously Continental-based monster. As for the biofuel half of the equation, we expect to see an ethanol-drinking version of the twin-turbocharged W12 that propels the rest of the Continental range. In any case, a new Bentley's coming and it's fixin' to open up a plus-sized can of whoop-ass.

We'll learn more closer to the Geneva festivities, but if you happen to not be going to Switzerland in March and still want to see the flexfuel Bentley in person, head to the Big Apple in April. It'll be displayed at the New York Auto Show. Follow the jump for the official teaser video. It doesn't show much, but it essentially confirms that the Continental GT is the basis for the "Extreme Bentley." The coupe's familiar shape is outlined for all. (Thanks to Paul Tan for creating the embed.)

[Source: Bentley]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      If I walked into my garage and saw that, I would be spooked!

      That is one sweet looking Bentley!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, its actually better for performance if you design right... Koenigsegg CCXR come to mind?

      Higher octane and cooler burn = more hp
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good point. Running it on biofuel seems like it might be more about performance than anything else. I'm sure it will do wonders for PR though with those in the market for a new Bentley, I think some will buy it just wanting to believe they're 'doing their part' for the environment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a W12 that is in the regular continental, not a v12

      but should be fun to hear the numbers when its shown.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This, it's a W12
      • 5 Years Ago
      It has the same vertical air intakes (brake cooling?) that bracket the front end of the 2010 Ford Fusion.
      Ford...You're being imitated by ...Bentley.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why on earth would anybody dilute good moonshine with gasoline and then try and run a car off it? Damn Brits.
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