The most powerful Bentley model up to date is the Continental Supersports. It is powered by a 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 unit that delivers an impressive 630 HP. However, a company insider has hinted that an even more powerful version of its W12 engine could be on the way.
The same source has announced that a Supersports version of the latest Continental GT could deliver up to 650 HP. And that’s because recent testings have confirmed that the W12 engine has the capacity to develop more than 105 hp/liter and that without harming reliability or drivability.
The company has recently conducted a durability test for the W12 unit during which the engine was put to four 100-hour sessions at full throttle, or in another words 20,000 miles at over 200 mph. And it looks like the engine passed those testings quite well.
And now Bentley wants to squeeze more from the most successful engine they had in their line-up. And why shouldn’t they, no? A 650 HP luxury sports car will surely put lots of other companies in trouble.