Bentley reveals its 209 mph


Braking power comes from a set of standard carbon ceramic brakes, which are said to be “largest of their type in the world”. To reduce weight, the Continental Supersports rides on 21-inch forged alloy wheels, and there’s an optional lightweight titanium exhaust system.

The Volkswagen Group brand revealed details and photos of the Bentley Continental Supersports for the first time Thursday night. The vehicle will make its official debut Sunday morning in an event tied to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Supersports retains the Continental’s rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, and gets a dynamic braking system that brakes the inside rear wheel when cornering at speed – all without interrupting drive to the other wheels.

It is also expected to go with a V8 rather than 12 cylinder engine. However, that eight-cylinder engine is going to boast a host of innovations developed by the company’s racing team in the GT3 class between 2014 and 2016.


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