Derek Bell driving the Bentley Continental Supersports
The Le Mans racing legend and honorary Bentley Boy, Derek Bell, got behind the wheel of the new Bentley Continental Supersport at the GoodWood Festival of Speed just a few week ago and from the looks of things, he enjoyed ever minute of it.
The all new Bentley Continental Supersport is powered by a 6.0 Liter W12 twin-turbocharged engine that can run on E85 gasoline if needed, and produces 621 HP, that is up 21 HP from the Continental GT Speed edition. With this amount of power the Supersports Bentley can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds, hit 100 MPH in 8.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 204 MPH.
Press release after the jump.
The Bentley Continental Supersports, the fastest and most powerful car in the company’s 90-year history, received the ultimate examination of its supercar handling and performance credentials when Le Mans racing legend and honorary ‘Bentley Boy’ Derek Bell spent the weekend driving the 621bhp Bentley at pace during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The muscular two-seater, which delivers a 0-60mph sprint time of just 3.7 seconds and a maximum top speed of 204mph, produced a series of searing runs up the Goodwood Hill with Bell regularly pushing the car well-over the 100mph mark on a highly challenging course renowned for its narrow road and succession of tight corners and bends.
Designed and built at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters, the Continental Supersports combines extreme performance with the pioneering use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector. The 6-litre W12 twin-turbocharged engine is capable of running on either petrol, E85 biofuel or any combination of these fuel sources.