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Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible: Convertible put to the test

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Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
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N oblesse oblige - but why? By definition, this has not been clarified. In the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible, due to the origin, genteel restraint may be imposed. 630 biturbo PS counter this. This is also shown by the test with the youngest and strongest child in the next generation of the Continental series, which will be launched next year.

Performance plus for the heavyweight

As a traditional, clearly drawn convertible with generous dimensions, the Bentley Continental Convertible tempts you to dignified cruising and awakens with the addition of the name Supersports and which has risen from 610 to 630 hp Engine power at the same time high sporting expectations. A daring undertaking with a live weight of 2,483 kg.

In fact, the first contact nips any fears that may arise in the bud. The interior with the deliberately minimalist, because it is significantly lighter, carbon seat shells underscores that someone here wants more than is actually tailored to his or her stocky body. And the best thing about it: It also lives up to the demands it has set itself.

Convertible with everyday suitability

Even in day-to-day testing, the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible was less bulky than its sturdy build would suggest. Whether overland driving on winding, narrow roads, city traffic or parking garages - the four-seater convertible is more manageable than expected and, in the dark gray dress used in the test car, is pleasantly inconspicuous in the automotive scene. The majority of passers-by only recognize at second glance who has just passed them and then react positively across the board. British understatement is also popular in Germany.

The 4.80-meter-long heavyweight automobile can also convince completely in the hardcore test in Hockenheim. The open-air athlete, which is somewhat softer than the Coupé, misses the specification of its closed brother in the 18-meter slalom and consequently loses a rating point. The bottom line is that the presentation of the open V12 biturbo all-wheel drive is no less convincing than that of the coupé (here you can find the Bentley ContinentalSupersports in the test ).

Since each of the 630 horsepower available in the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible only weighs 3.9 kilograms, the German-Brit does a very good job both in the standard sprint and in the chase on the small course good figure. In the latter, the light-footedness of the convertible is just as amazing as the good responsiveness and high stability of the braking system with 420 millimeter ceramic discs at the front.
Even the 325 km /h Vmax promised by the factory can be tackled with ease.


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