Bentley Continental

Bentley Continental

  The British automaker Bentley has used the Continental name on a number of high end luxury coupes since 1952. The last version of the classic Continental was powered by a 6 3/4 Liter turbocharged V8 producing 420 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque and despite its large size could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 6.6 seconds and reach a 170 MPH top speed.

The American tuner, Tecnocraft, is currently working on a tuning package for the new Bentley Continental Supersports . While this kit is still a work in progress, they were kind enough to reveal a few details on their future product. Of course, since Tecnocraft specializes in the use of dry carbon fiber production techniques, it is positively safe to assume the majority of the kit, if not all of it, will be based on adding this exotic material.

The tuner’s main concern was to make the car as light as possible. For that, Tecnocraft added the obvious dry carbon fiber front lip and trunk spoiler, a new exhaust system, carbon ceramic brakes, and dry carbon interior.

We don’t know how much weight was dropped by the use of these materials, but we can’t wait to see how these changes will affect the car’s final specifications. Pricing for this model has yet to be announced.

We’ll keep you posted on any additional information we find!

Source: Luxury4Play

The Bentley Continental Supersports already had a mean look with some serious bite to its bark, but Wheelsandmore have decided that there was still room for speed. They have taken the most powerful Bentley ever and added some pitbull power to increase this car’s intensity. Just looking at it sends chills up and down our spines which is definitely a good thing. With a few ECU tricks, a handmade, stainless steel exhaust system, and a remote controlled valve flap system the tuner managed to squeeze a total of 702 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque (up from a total of 630 HP). Top speed goes up to 209 mph.

Next to the engine upgrade the tuner is also offering a 3-piece set of lightweight wheels outfitted with "C-Sport" model sizing 10.5x21" with Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres for the front and rear, wearing an enormous 4.5" outside snarled lip in the rear. The wheels are painted in a mysterious matte black with a blood-red racestripe that adds just the right amount of aggressiveness.

The result of this upgrade is a sexy Bentley that oozes some serious killer instincts.

Press release after the jump.

On one side you have the visually influenced Bentley and, on the other, you have the mechanically influenced Bentley. The second special edition unveiled today by Bentley at 2010 Auto China Motor Show, Beijing is the Continental Flying SpurSpeed China. This special edition comes with a range of engineering upgrades developed for the Chinese market.

It gets a bespoke ’comfort’ suspension which emphasizes the car’s superior ride quality for both driver and passengers, whilst ensuring the class-leading performance of the W12 6-liter engine is in no way diminished. The car is capable of achieving a potential top speed of 200mph and a 0-60mph sprint time of just 4.5 seconds.

The Continental Flying SpurSpeed China is distinguished by sporty 20-inch multi-spoke Speed wheels, a range of design features that accentuate its special edition status, ’Speed China’ treadplates and wing badges and a special display case for the ignition key.

It probably would have been a good idea just to combine the Flying SpurSpeed China’s engineering upgrades with the Bentley Continental GT Design Series China ’s bold color choices to make one helluva sedan or coupe.

Press release after the jump.

Bentley’s creativity has run wild! The special edition Continental GT Design Series China made its debut today at the 2010 Auto China Motor Show, Beijing. This will be the first Bentley to feature Orange and Magenta as exterior colors and Orange Flame and Magenta Metallic (as an option). The bold color choices are a new thing Bentley is trying out and they have decided China would be the ideal market to test these choices. This special edition will also be distinguished by an exterior wing badge, treadplate, and name badge positioned on the center console – all bearing the Design Series China signature.

The interior will get a three-tone combination color: a main leather hide color with accent and insert colors. Accent colors will be used on the seat belts, floor mats, seat piping, or the hand-stitching applied to the steering wheel. Wood veneers will be provided in black and dark-stained Burr Walnut. Bold colors will also be used in the interior to add a certain amount of visual impact.

Press release after the jump.

The new Bentley Continental Supersports is priced at $272,000. But for the price you will only get the front seats. Now, if you plan to bring someone else with you, you might need an extra two seats in the rear. And you can get them for an extra $5000.

The only problem is that the Comfort Seat option will drop the Supersports-specific carbon-fiber–backed seats in favor of regular Continental chairs with power adjustment, heat, and massage.

The Continental Supersports is powered by a turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine that delivers a total of 621HP. With this amount of power the Supersports makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.7 seconds, the 0 -100 mph in 8.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 204 mph.

As usual, when it comes to cars that looks to have been the work of a mad scientist - or designer, for that matter - we immediately think assume that it came from the Motherland that is Russia. And to prove our point, we present you with this Bentley Continental GT Bentley Continental GT that has been dressed from end to end in crocodile leather. The work of a Russian fashion house, the Bentley Suitcase Croco, as its come to be known, is just the latest example as to why Russia seems to have no shortage of eccentricity with this Bentley becoming living proof that in that part of the world, there’s no such thing as a crazy idea.

Do you like it?

Source: Luxury4Play

If you have some spare time - really, who can’t spare a few minutes on this - Bentley is offering you the chance to configure the new Mulsanne or the new Continental Supersports (both coupe and convertible models). Who know, maybe you’ll find the right color you want and end up buying either one of these two luxury cars!

As a refresher, the 2011 Mulsanne luxury limousine will go on sale in the U.S. market this fall for a princely sum of $285,000 whereas the the Continental Supersports coupe, which will go on sale sometime in June, is priced at $267,000 and the convertible version going for around $300,000.

We’re not fully expecting anyone to actually buy any of these three cars after playing mix-and-match on this configurator, but at the very least, it should be a good way to spend some of your idle time on.

After all, whoever said that configurating your imaginary Bentley is a waste of time.

If you could pit one sports car and one luxury car to engage in a good old fashioned quarter-mile race, you couldn’t find a more unlikely pairing than a Nissan GT-R and a Bentley Continental Supersports .

That is, until you look at the tale of the tape. Then the stats will tell you that
despite the obvious disparities, these two cars are a lot more evenly-matched than you’d think. Consider for a second that the Bentley is half a ton heavier than the GT-R. On the other hand, it also puts out about 140 more horsepower – 621 to 485 - than Godzilla, so at the end of the day, the two car’s power-to-weight ratio rounds out to about 8lb/hp.

See how looks – and stats - can be misleading?

Motor Trend went through a lot of work to put these two cars up to the challenge and the result is…well…you have to watch it to find out.

Source: Motor Trend

Its not every day that you have the opportunity to see two of the most exotic luxury cars on the planet engaged in an unfortunate incident, so to close out the year with a bang we bring you a Maybach Maybach 62 and a Bentley Continental who got a little too close to each other right before Christmas. It seems that the ice covered Russian roads were to blame for the accident, but both drivers walked away unharmed with only their egos sustaining considerable damage. However just by these car’s nature, any repair work is guaranteed to come at a hefty cost. Hopefully the new year will be better for these drivers then the last.

Source: GT Spirit
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible spy shots

We have already seen the fixed roof version of the Continental SuperSports , however a drop top convertible variant of the factory tuned super coupe has just been spotted in Portugal. This is good news for those with more money then they know what to do with who already own a lightweight 621 HP Bentley because now they will be able to get a matching vehicle. Judging by how finished the Supersports convertible appears, we can expect to see the car’s official debut sometime in early 2010. The standard Continental SuperSports is powered by a turbocharged 6.0 Liter W12 engine that delivers an additional 21 HP over the high performance Continental GT Speed and 243 pounds lighter to boot. With this much power the Supersports wafts from 0 to 60 MPH in an extraordinary 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of around 204 MPH, we don’t expect the convertible Continental to be far off.

Source: Spy Shots

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