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Bentley Continental GT Supersports by Anderson: A hit and a miss

By Rigval on 10 Oct 2010

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685bhp and a front end that is suited to a locomotive is Andersonís interpretation of the Bentley Continental GT Supersports. This upgrade by German tuners Anderson is very suitable for those who do not want to trade in their recently purchased Bentley GT Supersports coupe for the second generation Continental GT which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show recently.

Anderson had basically boosted up the horses in the GT Supersportsí W12 twin turbocharged engine from the standard 621bhp by means of ECU tuning, a free flow sports air filter and a new valve controlled exhaust system that comes with free flow race type catalytic converters. This system also lighter than the standard set up and helps the over 2,000kg GT car to lose 17kgs or less than 1% of its curb weight. 17kgs on its own sounds like a whole lot, but is actually very little when you count it percentage wise.

The body kit fascinates me. It looks like a steam locomotive up front. All chiseled and pointy. Even for a flat grilled Bentley like this one. The good (or bad) thing is that Anderson had stated that the body kit package comes as a package (front/rear aprons, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear boot spoiler) and is limited to 300units. It will fit other Bentley GT models, like the cabriolet and Speed too so I suppose it is first come first serve then.

To finish off the exterior, 22inch wheels, 10inches wide are used. These are light alloy rims and are finished in black. 285/30/22 series tires are used on them.

The interior also gets more carbon fiber and more suede alcantara and leather. Of course, this is fully customizable. Monogrammed leather seats seem to be an option too.

What I could say is that Anderson has made the Bentley GT Supersports into something even more aggressive and outrageous. I kind of like that really massive front end. It is ostentatious and loud enough but doesnít shout at your face. The side skirts are a little too fussy in my opinion. That duct at the skirts, the line under the duct and the lines below the door frame is a little too much. The rear diffuser should have stayed on a race track. The square-ness of it seems to be slightly at odds with the roundness of the Bentley. They should have kept it simpler. Itís a hit and a miss for Anderson this time, folks.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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