• Jan 30, 2009
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Bentley has released a teaser video of its upcoming new "extreme" biofuel supercar, which we expect will use a version of the British firm's existing German-engineered twelve-cylinder engine adapted to run on ethanol. Although Bentley is trying hard to promote the green side of the flex-fuel equation, horsepower addicts will also find something to like from the new machine. Quite a bit more power can be extracted from ethanol when an engine has been properly tuned to run on the high-octane fuel, so it shouldn't be too surprising that the British automaker is claiming that its new coupe will be its most powerful production car ever, a title previously held by the 600-horsepower Continental GT Speed.

As with any flex-fuel engine, the car will be able to run on any mixture of gasoline and ethanol, and its on-board computer will adjust the timing to run properly and make as much power as possible. We're sure we'll get plenty more details before the car's official unveiling on March 3rd at the Geneva Motor Show, but for now, enjoy the video after the jump.

[Source: ExtremeBentley.com]
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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is like trying to make Rosie O'Donnell sexy by putitng her in some lingerie.

      Why is bentley doing this? Its not green, everyone knows this. If you want boring and enviro friendly buy a prius. Otherwise those of us who know global warming is all a lie to extract more money and civil rights from us can continue to buy real cars like this - at least until the wacky looney lefties pass a law that says we can't.

      p.s. - Has anyone ever tried to find ethanol? Not only is it impossible, but when you do its not that much cheaper than the real deal. Ethanol is a joke, its corrosive as hell to seals, pipelines, etc. and doesn't store well compared to gas. Its being pushed by super corps like ADM who are getting huge subsidies from Uncle Sam - if they weren't, nobody would be talking ethanol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        So instead of a boring and enviro friendly car they will buy this which can be greener than the prius in the first place....and i guess that Bentley marketing is more appealing than toyota's one.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with Ligor and oi on the cancer and the substitution argument.

        How awesome is this commercial, try it with a bass speaker box, man.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has anyone thought that actually, Bentley aren't trying to be 'Green' with this car?
      Everyone knows their cars are excessively powerful and heavy. The whole thing is that they have to make their cars socially acceptable to buy - The people buying them don't care about global warming, but their public image is important. So if they're buying a flex-fuel car because it provides an alternative to the excessive burning of the finite oil reserves.

      Peace out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Bentley Flexfuel Extreme... I like the sound of that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's getting a bit ridiculous now, i don't see how this car will help anything. Global warming will remain exactly the same. Not green at all.

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