2018 Bentley Continental Supersports Review
Over the decades our expectations for new cars, especially the ones manufactured by big companies, have risen. There is a lot of pressure that Honda, Bentley, Mercedes, etc. have to face. A lot of times they deliver, while sometimes they come short. The 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports falls under the category of when a manufacturer delivers. Let’s take a closer look at this leather-lined 2-door luxury vehicle.
The 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports is beautiful to look at. It provides a powerful driving experience with no cloud of tire smoke or tail wagging. The design’s aerodynamic resistance has led Bentley to state that this vehicle is the “fastest four-seat automobile” currently produced. The main and connecting rod bearings are new and they help to reduce friction. The turbochargers are also bigger than before, feeding into a redesigned intake system through intercoolers that have also been revised. A wing can be attached to the decklid but it’s optional.
The front bumper has been modified and features side vents that are split in two because of horizontal slats. It also has a reshaped center intake along with a carbon-fiber splitter. The trademark grille now has blacked-out chrome elements as well as black bezels for its headlamps. The vents present on the vehicle’s sides have a carbon-fiber finish.
Coming to the back, you’ll see a new carbon-fiber diffuser, black tail light surrounds, black chrome trim, and exhaust pipes that are also glossed black. For a race inspired look, you can opt for a large rear spoiler. The wheels are 21-inches, made from forged alloy.
The interior of the 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports has a modern feel. While the screen of the infotainment system is smaller than other luxury cars, it can store a lot of audio and visual data. The wheel design is specific to Supersports. The door panels are classy and you can choose between a checkered pattern, quilted leather, and numerous wood veneers. You can select from a range of 17 hues to customize the featured leather in this vehicle. It all comes down to your personal taste. As with most sports cars, the headspace for the back seats can be a problem for tall passengers. The front two seats are placed comfortably apart with a lot of legroom.
The 2018 Bentley Continental Supersports features an infotainment system, a “Chopped Carbon” dashboard fascia, and navigation. The featured infotainment system is the latest AMi III model with a 6.5-inch LCD screen. It also offers Bluetooth, and a 13-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. The optional features include different finishes for the steering wheel, carbon-fiber shift paddles, black hardware pack, and perforated leather door inserts. There are even personalized sill plates. You can also have side decals added. The X Specification package offers carbon-fiber mirror caps and two-tone paints. The Convertible model has a neck warmer allowing you to enjoy open air driving.
Specifics / Performance
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||AWD, 4-passenger, 2-door|
|ENGINE||Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve|
|TOP SPEED||209 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|DISPLACEMENT||366 cu in, 5998 cc|
|0-60 MPH||3.7 sec.|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||2017 Q3|