According to the UK’s Auto Car, the new Bentley Continental Supersports will fall right between the current 616bhp Speed to the new 675bhp-plus Continental GT3 that Bentley plans to launch in 2015 along with a more track-inspired Continental GT3 model.
The Supersports’ twin-turbo W12 will likely see a 30bhp or so increase over the Speed.
In addition to more power, the Bentley Continental Supersports will also likely feature stiffer suspension and probably a less lux, stripped-out cabin.
To lower the weight, Bentley is reportedly planning carbon fiber body panels, lightweight composite seats and even possibly removing the car’s rear seats to make a two-seat cabin.
All the changes, notes Auto-Car, will focus on elevating the driver’s overall experience when behind the wheel of the new luxury sports car. In addition to overall power, key performance-oriented enhancements will include sharper steering and handling, firmer body control and a sportier sounding exhaust note.
Even better, with the current 616bhp Speed having an estimated 0 – 60 time of around 4.0 seconds, the higher-performance Supersports model promises to be even more of a thrill.
Bentley isn’t expected to reveal any details on the Continental Supersports until next year’s Geneva Motor Show.