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Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible US Pricing

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The Continental Supersports Convertible, the fastest and most amazing Bentley ever made is making its US debut at the ongoing New York Auto Show, as the company announces it’s official MSRP. The car will hit the showroom floor this Summer, starting from $280,400. That’s a bit steep, but then you get a lot of car in return. Hit the jump to learn more about it by reading the specs.

“The new Supersports Convertible is the most powerful drop-top we’ve ever produced,” said Christophe Georges, President & Chief Operating Officer for Bentley Motors, Inc. “This extreme power combines with pioneering FlexFuel technology, now shared with all Continental models,reflecting Bentley’s ongoing commitment to more environmental motoring.”

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The fastest, most potent drop-top Bentley ever

• 6-liter W12 engine twin-turbocharged engine produces 621bhp at 6,000 rev/min and 590lb ft of torque at 2,000-4,500 rev/min

• 0 – 60mph in 3.9 seconds

• 0 -100mph in 9.6 seconds

• Top speed of 202mph

• Overall weight saving of 198 lbs versus GTC Speed

A highly focused, extreme Bentley convertible driving experience

• Revised ZF 6HP26 transmission with ‘Quickshift’ system that cuts shift times by 50 percent and enables double downshifts

•New 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system reduces understeer when powering out of bends and provides for better modulation of line and attitude by ‘throttle steering’

• Retuned Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system, stiffer suspension bushes and uprated rear anti-roll bar benefit body control, steering response,turn-in and balance

•  Increased 2-inch rear track improves grip and stability

•Lightweight, 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels offer 22 lbs weight saving per car, reducing unsprung and rotating mass and improving brake cooling

•  275/35 ZR20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance tires

• Advanced ESP system fully exploits potential of the powerful W12 engine and improved chassis

•Standard-fit carbon-ceramic brakes provide fade-free braking and contribute a 44 lb reduction in rotating and unsprung mass from the front axle

Muscular yet elegant styling with four-seat practicality

•Form follows function: distinctive center air intake and vertical grilles feed larger volume of air (+ ten percent) to turbocharger intercoolers while bonnet vents extract hot air from engine bay

•Subtly curved rear wheel arches with newly tooled side panels accommodate increased rear track of the uprated chassis and provide muscular stance

• Distinctive ‘smoked steel finish’ to all exterior ‘brightware,’ including the first automotive application of‘Physical Vapour Deposition’ to stainless steel

• Larger, twin elliptical exhaust tailpipes and rear valance with discreet vertical divider

• Fixed rear boot lid spoiler for improved aerodynamics

• Unique driver-focused, four-seat cabin

• Lightweight, carbon fibre, front sports seats, saving 99 lbs per car

• Alcantara™, carbon fibre and ‘Soft Grip’ leather provide a new interpretation of Bentley craftsmanship

The standardization of FlexFuel capability across the 2011 Continental model range reaffirms Bentley’s on-going environmental commitment

• FlexFuel available on all 2011 Continental models, including the new Supersports Convertible, from June 2010

• All Continental models are now capable of running on gasoline and E85 biofuel or any combination of the two

• Power and torque remain constant whatever the ratio of gasoline to E85 biofuel

•A Fuel Quality Sensor detects the blending ratio of the fuel in real time sending a signal to the engine control unit (ECU), initiating the correct engine mapping. This ensures all performance parameters remain balanced and consistent

• Offers a reduction in CO2emissions of up to 70 percent (well-to-wheel,) a measure of a fuel’snet contribution to the atmosphere, not just tailpipe emissions

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