While Bentley had been spending the entirety of their time building uber luxury cars for the super-rich, the British carmaker's new management, Volkswagen AG, decided that it was time to make a Bentley for the people. The inspiration behind the Continental was to create a relatively affordable car that would appeal to a younger customer segment whilst still upholding the prestigious brand name. Bentley finally released the Continental in 2003 as a sporty Grand Tourer. It was the first Bentley to be manufactured using mass production manufacturing techniques, making it more affordable. In 2009, Bentley announced the limited edition Continental Supersports, a more capable version of the base model. This car is a 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports with 30,922 miles, and it's available for purchase in the Sunshine State, Florida. When new, it wore a window sticker price of $277,900.
The Continental Supersports received a few exterior changes over the base model. Larger air vents upfront for improved air intake and a more aggressive diffuser in the rear. This specific model is cloaked in a brilliant Glacier White exterior paint coupled by a set of 20" 10-spoke 'Supersports' wheels that have been flushed in a Smoked Steel finish. The car is fitted with 275/35 ZR20 Pirelli Ultra High-Performance tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, the largest ever fitted to a production car during the time of its release, as well as air suspension with manual driver ride height adjustment. As you might have imagined, Bentley takes great pride in creating cabins that are unmatched in terms of quality. This 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports has a Beluga interior, complete with black leather bucket seats, diamond-stitched Alcantara, carbon fiber on the dash panel, a 3-spoke single tone hide trimmed multifunction sports steering wheel, the comfort seat option, 10 speaker audio system, drilled alloy sports foot pedals and multizone climate control.
This is where the Supersports had a lot going on for it. Being the first-ever Bentley capable of running on both petrol and biofuel, its 6.0L W12 now produced 621hp and sent it to all four wheels, nearly 70hp more than the base Continental. The Supersports has a 0-60 time of just 3.7 seconds thanks to the revised ZF 6HP26A Tiptronic automatic with a "Quickshift" system that Bentley claims reduces shift times by up to 50%.
Car Location: Florida All Wheel Drive 20" 10-Spoke 'Supersports' Wheel in Smoked Steel Finish Carbon Ceramic Brakes 10 Speaker Audio Multi-Zone Electronic Climate Control Comfort Seat Option Air Suspension with Manual Driver Adjustment ride height Drilled Alloy sports foot pedals 3-Spoke Single tone hide trimmed multi function sports steering wheel Supersports V12 Original MSRP - $277,000
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