If you have enough dough, you may wish to engage the all-new Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible for the fastest hair restyling job. This new convertible is billed as the fastest and most powerful drop-top that Bentley ever produced, as well as the quickest four-seat convertible in the world. It is not hard to understand why this is so when you have a twin-turbocharged W12 engine under its hood. This is the same unit found on the Continental Supersports Coupe. It produces 621 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 800Nm of torque at 2,000-4,500 rpm.
Power is channeled to all four wheels through a strengthened ZF transmission with a 'Quickshift' system that is said to reduce shift times by 50% while also enabling double downshifts. Bentley says that the soft-top Supersports model accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 325km/h.
Like its coupe counterpart, the Continental Supersports Convertible features revised suspension, steering and ESP settings, a 40/60 rear-biased torque split for the all-wheel drive system and carbon-ceramic brakes.
The interior that has been upgraded with carbon fibre front sports seats, special materials and trim options. However, unlike the coupe, the convertible model keeps the rear seats.
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible will make its debut at the Geneva Motorshow in March 2010.