Front of a red Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible car with the top down | Bentley Motors

Continental Supersports Convertible

If the new Continental Supersports is the most exciting Bentley ever built, then the Convertible takes the experience to another level. With the top down, you enjoy a heightened experience of phenomenal performance, handling and speed. It is practical for all seasons too, being well-insulated to keep you warm or cool all year round. It is perfect for open-top motoring through the summer and as comfortable as the coupé during the winter months. Its supercar performance is the result of an astonishing 700 bhp (710 PS) harnessed with engineering innovations that include Torque Vectoring, developed by Bentley Motorsport.

All housed in a car that is the highest iteration of the current Continental GT: with its striking and assertive appearance, it looks every inch a supercar with bold body styling features and carbon-fibre accents. The interior also delivers a stunning race-inspired design in the form of a uniquely bold chequered carbon-fibre to the fascia plates, and a completely new three-tone interior colour splitoption. Only a very limited number of these cars will be built, making the new Continental Supersports Convertible a rare and unique pleasure to own and drive.

Design

Rear view of a red Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible with black rear details | Bentley Motors

Bold new styling features

The Continental Supersports Convertible is instantly recognisable from its brooding, striking looks, with unique design features that make it stand out from its siblings. With an unlimited choice of colours and unique colour splits, you can personalise the Supersports to reflect your own unique style.

Body styling features a bold new front and rear bumper design with carbon-fibre accents, while distinctive carbon-fibre bonnet vents and side skirts underscore the supercar capabilities even further. Full exterior Blackware on the radiator surround, light units, window surrounds, rear bumper and door handle inserts give the car a strikingly assertive look, as do the gloss black exhaust tailpipe finishes and wing vents. And the brooding image is completed by the dark tint front and rear lights, 21” Black and Bright Lightweight Forged Sports wheels and gloss black front radiator matrix grille – the first available on this generation of W12-powered Continentals.

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Bentley Continental Supersports rear cabin with black, red and white leather quilted seats | Bentley Motors

AN EYE-CATCHING INTERIOR

Slide behind the wheel and you will discover an interior that continues the powerful sporting theme from outside, creating a look that is particularly powerful when the top is lowered. It features unique large chequered carbon-fibre fascia plates with Supersports branding on the passenger side fascia plate. This is also repeated on the treadplates. This is the first time a three-tone interior has been available on the new Continental; you can choose from a wide variety of coloured hides and, to maximise the sporting look, select perforated black Alcantara. Supersports emblems are stitched onto the headrests, while a new diamond quilting design to the seat centres and side panels enhances the car’s distinctive look. And the unique Supersports steering wheel and gear lever provide the finishing touches.

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Rear view of a red Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible with the top down | Bentley Motors

PERFECTION 365 DAYS A YEAR

The Supersports Convertible is the perfect spring, summer, autumn and winter car. In winter, the four-layer roof keeps the interior as insulated and warm as a coupé. If you have the roof down on those bright, crisp winter days, optional neck warmers on the seats ensure you are comfortable and focused on your drive. In warmer weather when the roof is closed, you can switch on optional front seat ventilation with silent running fans that draw excess heat out of the backrest and cushion, keeping you perfectly cool.

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Performance

Side view of a red Bentley Continental GT Supersports Convertible with lowered roof | Bentley Motors

Engineered to Perfection

The new Continental Supersports Convertible is built around the most powerful W12 engine that Bentley has ever developed, now producing a remarkable 700 bhp (710 PS) and 1017Nm of torque. It is also the fastest Bentley Convertible off the blocks, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) to a blistering top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), an amazing experience especially when the top is down. Torque Vectoring combined with a reduced unsprung mass increases responsiveness through corners for a truly performance-focused drive, working with the rear-biased torque split of the permanent all-wheel drive system that sends 60% of the engine output to the rear wheels. A Titanium exhaust system enhances the sound of the engine, highlighting its true supercar presence and making top-down driving even more thrilling. (Available as a cost option, or as part of the Supersports ‘X’ specification.)

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Front of a red Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible car with the top down | Bentley Motors

THE KEY TO ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

The enhanced performance is enabled by the newly designed, higher-capacity turbochargers and a revised charge-air cooling system, which work in tandem to create more boost and additional power. To harness this additional power, Bentley has upgraded the Supersports Convertible’s cranktrain, including new main and conrod bearings. These extensive engine revisions result in an increase of 79 bhp (80 PS) and 217 Nm (160 lb.ft.) over the first generation Supersports Convertible. In simple terms, this translates into a breathtaking top speed that is five mph faster, shaving 0.2 seconds off the 0 to 60 mph time.

The Supersports Convertible also benefits from a new torque converter that locks up faster, allowing the car to make most of the enhanced torque of 1,017 Nm (750 lb. ft.). In practical terms, it means you can accelerate from standstill more rapidly than ever. High-performance carbon ceramic brakes with enhanced cooling make all this power easily controllable. The brake discs are the largest of their type in the world, providing excellent performance with minimal fade under extreme conditions. The brakes sit behind lightweight 21” forged alloy wheels, offering a combined 25kg weight saving in unsprung mass.

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Technology

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MOTORSPORTS TECHNOLOGY

The impressive performance in the Continental Supersports Convertible has been made possible by the introduction of Torque Vectoring. First utilised on the GT3-R, this new system analyses the driver’s inputs to the accelerator and steering wheel to brake individual front and rear wheels during acceleration out of corners to deliver supercar performance. It will also brake the inside rear wheel on turning to improve the car’s agility.. The Supersports Convertible also features a bespoke stability control calibration –delivering a very precise chassis response.

The Torque Vectoring also harmonises with the 60:40 rear bias torque distribution of Bentley’s all-wheel drive, to give Supersports Convertible better balance and sporting character. It sits within the Electronic Stability Control system, which brings together the antilock brakes, traction control and stability control systems, all of which have been calibrated for agility and performance.

Technology ensures that the Supersports Convertible offers perfect luxury and enjoyment for all seasons. The four-layer roof keeps it as well-insulated and cool or warm as the coupé. Optional neck warmers on the seats make top-down driving a pleasure on the coldest, crispest days. Stay cool on the hottest days with the optional front seat ventilation system that draws out excess heat from the backrest and cushion with silent-running fans.

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Personalisation

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UNIQUE COLOUR AND CHOICE

Like all Bentleys, the Supersports Convertible offers the widest choice of colours and personalisation options that allow you to create a car that is truly yours. The unique interior colour split adds even more visual appeal, for the first time utilising three colours for a distinctive look. It incorporates luxurious perforated Alcantara in black or a choice of 11 single coloured hides as standard. The new diamond quilting design to the seat centres and side panels adds a unique look for the Supersports Convertible.

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Close up of a Bentley Continental Supersports interior air vent and diamond pattern veneer | Bentley Motors

AS UNIQUE AS YOUR FINGERPRINT

Almost every element of the Supersports Convertible offers the opportunity to add your personal touch. As a result, no two cars are the same. Starting with the steering wheel, you can specify unique contrast stitching, which is continued throughout the interior, as standard. There are 11 choices of hide colours as standard along with 10 additional veneers, including Bright Tint Aluminium and satin finish carbon fibre. Other options include a massage function and ventilated seats. 

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Bentley Continental Supersports rear cabin with black, red and white leather quilted seats | Bentley Motors

EYE-CATCHING DETAILS

You can also choose to add exterior options that enhance the look of the Supersports Convertible and further underscore its sporting credentials. These include Supersports side decals and chequered carbon-fibre side panels that echo the interior finish. Subtle additions including gloss black Lightweight Forged Sports wheels and carbon fibre or gloss door mirrors add to the effect. The theme can be continued even beneath the bonnet, with a Supersports-branded carbon-fibre engine cover.

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SUPERSPORTS X SPECIFICATION

This unique specification takes your Supersports Convertible look to another level. It offers 8 unique duo-tone paint treatments including Onyx with St James Red Pearlescent, Khamun, Magnetic, Ice, Hallmark, Sandstone, Burnt Orange or Spectre. Carrying the carbon fibre theme further, it includes carbon-fibre door mirrors, carbon-fibre heel plates, side door and rear panels as well as the Supersports carbon-fibre engine cover. The final touch is the Titanium exhaust that enhances the engine note particularly when the engine is idling, adding to the assertive character of the car and a thrilling edge to top-down driving.

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For more information on the Continental Supersports Convertible Specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator.

Max power
700 bhp / 710 PS / 522 kW @ 5900 rpm
Max torque
750 lb-ft / 1017 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Engine capacity
5998 cc
Fuel type
98 (95) RON
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph 3.7 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 3.9 seconds
Max speed
205 mph / 330 km/h
CO2 EU Drivecycle
Type Approved
Combined
17.8 mpg, 15.9 litres / 100 km
Urban
11.6 mpg, 24.4 litres / 100 km
Extra urban
25.7 mpg, 11.0 litres / 100 km
CO2 EPA Drivecycle
*subject to EPA type approval
City driving (US)
11 US mpg
Highway driving (US)
19 US mpg
Combined (US)
13 US mpg
CO2 emissions
362 g/km
Efficiency class
M
Emission Controls
EU6 / LEV II

Weights and Volumes

Kerb Weight
5412 lb / 2455 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight
6393 lb / 2900 kg
Boot Volume
9.1 cu-ft / 260 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 gallons / 24 US gallons / 90 litres

Dimensions

Overall Length
189.7 in / 4818 mm
Width Across Mirrors
87.6 in / 2226 mm
Width With Folded Mirrors
76.7 in / 1947 mm
Overall Height
54.7 in / 1390 mm
Wheelbase
108.1 in / 2746 mm