- Oct 1, 2009
Bentley said to be "seriously considering" Continental Supersports convertible
The Bentley Continental is getting a little on in years. And sooner or later, Crewe's going to need to replace it. But while their focus has been fixed on the new Mulsanne and the various versions expected to follow, the boys haven't forgotten about their "entry-level" model. In fact, the Continental by now has spawned seven different derivatives – including the GT coupe, GTC cabrio, Flying Spur sedan, Speed versions of each and the Supersports coupe – but new reports indicate that adding an eighth version is being "seriously considered."
The variant in question would be a Supersports convertible, featuring the same 621-horsepower, flex-fuel twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 (21 horses more than stock) as the Supersports coupe. In the process, the GTC would also shed extra weight – the Supersports coupe dropped 243 pounds – and pack carbon ceramic brakes and two fewer seats than the base convertible. Sources indicate that if given the green light, the Continental Supersports convertible would likely hit the market about a year from now, where it would almost certainly command the highest price in the Continental range.
[Source: Car and Driver]