This is the Top Gear Season 15 Episode 1 video in which Jeremy Clarkson test drives the Bentley Continental SuperSports, underlining the car’s abilities as well as its weaknesses. Clarkson’s conclusion (after shredding one of the car’s rear tyres) is that the Bentley Continental SuperSPorts is too heavy to be designed as a ‘speed boat’, suggesting the Aston Martin DBS as an alternative.
The Bentley Continental SuperSports features a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine that produces 621 bhp (463 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 800 Nm (590 lb ft) of torque at 1,700 rpm that get sent to the asphalt via a ZF six-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic gearbox.
The Bentley Continental SuperSports goes from 0 to 60 mpg in 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph 8.9 seconds, and is capable of hitting a top speed of 204 mph (329 Km/h).
Pricing for the Bentley Continental SuperSports starts a 163,000 GBP in UK.
Watch the Top Gear Season 15 Episode 1 video after the jump.
Top Gear Season 15 Episode 1 – Part 1