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Bentley Continental Supersports – Click above for high-res image gallery

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]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      What a car.
      If I ever won the lottery I'd buy one of these and drive from the UK to China.
        • 5 Years Ago
        UK? To China? Did they build a bridge over the english channel ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Um no Prestor John, they did build a tunnel under it though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Absolutely gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      yeah! make it fatter!
      • 5 Years Ago
      VW is really on a roll this decade. Bentleys, Bugattis, Audis and Lambos are all equally gorgeous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is one of those cars that seriously does not need to be revised.
      It looks as good today as it did when it first came out.
      Maybe upgrade the electronics inside and some features but otherwise it looks just fine.