As a high performance vehicle, it’s only natural to assume the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport is equipped with an amazing powertrain. This coupe offers a 6.0-liter, W-12 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. All models are equipped with all-wheel drive as well. The powertrain delivers 621 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and it needs every bit of it to make this heavy coupe move in the high performance range. The Supersport makes it from zero mph to 60 in an incredible 3.8 seconds. Furthermore, the top speed is 204 mph. With this kind of power, don’t expect good fuel economy. It is estimated to get 12/19 mpg city/highway.
Driving this powerhouse provides flexibility and handling not to be expected from other heavyweights weighing in at a whopping 5000 lbs. Obviously speed is no issue either. It should be noted that this model doesn’t have the same smooth, supportive ride as other Bentleys. It has a firmer suspension necessary for its capabilities.
It only stands to reason the 2011 Continental Supersport would be just as finely equipped as the rest of the car in terms of standard safety features. No effort was spared in equipping this model with the best. The model features stability and traction control as well as well made anti-lock carbon ceramic disc brakes. Side curtain airbags are located in the coupe too. The braking system in the Continental Supersport is impressive. In test drives, the coupe stopped in 109 feet from 60 mph.
Interior & Cargo
If you are picturing an English library on wheels for the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport, you are likely to be disappointed. Due to its performance car status Bentley chose to give this coupe a different design for the cabin. It doesn’t have the leather and wood trim one expects from a Bentley. Quite the contrary, this model features faux suede and carbon fiber materials. The overall impression is more racing track than country club, fitting in much better with the Continental Supersport’s total design and performance. Keeping with the high performance aspect, the entertainment and information systems are upgraded for this year, giving the driver more information at a faster pace.
Previous generations of cars from this company are noted for their comfortable and supportive seating. For the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport, seats are still comfortable, but don’t offer the power adjustment capabilities or height adjustment of most other models. The seats are very lightweight and bucket styled. Bentley will custom fit the seat to the driver, but it definitely limits who can drive the car. Thanks to the lack of a back seat the cargo space is generous especially for a car of this type.
Bentley is known for producing some of the finest cars in the world. The 2011 Continental Supersport is no exception. This model is the high performance version of the Continental GT coupe and is available in one well equipped trim level. It’s important to note this model only seats two passengers. The Supersport rides around on 20 inch wheels. There is no denying this car is a Bentley with its distinctive front end and grille. The mesh grille is highlighted by the company emblem placed just above it on the hood. The headlights are small and round with two on each side of the grille. It is obvious exterior styling is very important for this model and lots of metal work is visible on the hood and sides of this coupe. The front and rear fenders have an elegant curved design with modern lines to give the Continental Supersport a truly refined, classy appearance. The rear end is similarly designed to ensure the continuous overall look of the model.
New For 2011
For the 2011 model year the Bentley Continental Supersport remains pretty much unchanged. The only major upgrade is a new infotainment system, a much needed addition to the already luxurious model.
The 2011 Bentley Continental Supersport is one of the most impressive models the company offers, especially if high performance is important. As the performance model of its sibling the Continental GT, the Supersport take things to a whole new level. You won’t find the cushy comfort associated with Bentley in this coupe. Instead you find a model dedicated to speed and superior handling from its exterior, sporty interior, to its immense powertrain. Just because the cabin isn’t the luxury usually found in this model doesn’t mean it isn’t unique in its own way. It is equipped with high quality materials and expertly fitted panels and gauges. All of this performance and luxury does come at a high price though. Those on a budget will definitely need to give the Bentley Continental Supersport a pass.