The 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports is a W12-engined grand tourer based on the facelifted 2015 Bentley Continental GT. It is stated to be Bentley's most powerful and fastest production car ever, surpassing the 2013 Continental GT Speed.
The 2017 Continental Supersports sports a 6.0L (5,998 cc) twin-turbocharged W12 engine with a power rating of 700 hp (522 kW) and a torque rating of 750 ft·lb (1017 N·m). It comes equipped with a ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox with Quickshift, Block Shifting, and a wheel-mounted paddle shifter. The Continental Supersports also sports carbon ceramic brakes with improved cooling, 21-inch forged alloy wheels, an updated torque vectoring system from the Continental GT3-R, and an optional, fixed carbon rear wing, which the Forza versions of the Continental Supersports use.
The 2017 Continental Supersports is stated to be Bentley's most powerful and fastest production car ever, with 0-60 mph occurring in less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h). This makes it faster than the 2010 Continental Supersports.
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The 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports performs exceptionally well in a straight-line, noted by its high launch rating thanks to its AWD drivetrain. Due to being more track-focused than the model it is based on, the Continental Supersports handles better than most other Bentley cars in the series, but otherwise still features understeer due to its weight. Because of this, drivers behind the wheel of a Continental Supersports still have to brake earlier than normal in order to reach speeds suitable for cornering. The Continental Supersports reaches a top speed of 214 mph (345 km/h).