After being unveiled back at the Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley Continental Supersports has just recently been seen driving around the streets in real life. From the looks of these snapshots, the factory tuned Continental is being driven by a proper Bentley boy judging from the U.K. license plate. This particular example is covered in a flat grey finish that is complimented by the car’s glossy black wheels.
When they built the Supersports Bentley created their most powerful car ever by tweaking the turbocharged 6.0 Liter W12 and finding an additional 21 HP over the GT Speed edition, raising the car’s maximum output all the way up to 621 HP. This much power is good enough to make the Supersports acelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds, pass the 100 MPH mark after 8.9 seconds and eventualy reach a top speed of 204 MPH.
The Supersports’ speed doesn’t just come from the newfound power, but from a series of weight reductions as well. Much of the standard Continental ’s interior has been replaced with units made from lightweight carbon fiber composite material. The rear seats were removed, making the Supersports a true two seater sports car and the racecar theme continues with the carbon fiber racing buckets up front. Bentley says the car is now 243 lbs lighter then the Continental GT Speed , their previous factory tuned power house, meaning that the Supersports has lost about four percent of the car’s total mass.