According to Bentley’s new boss, Wolfgang Durheimer, the company will build a GT2 version of the top-selling Continental sports car next year.
The Bentley Continental will weigh 441 pounds less than the standard GT and will produce around 650-hp – a 100-hp upgraded than the regular coupe. That will allow 0 to 60 mph to come in less than 4 seconds with a top speed of more than 200 mph.
Durheimer did not say whether the Bentley Continental GT2 will use the existing V12 or a new twin-turbo V8 that’s due in 2012.
When they Bentley Continental GT2 Coupe arrives it will leave the current Continental Supersports trailing in the dust.
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“I definitely think there is room for a car with more power than the Supersport,” Durheimer said. “I also think some of what we did with the Supersport in the past wasn’t quite right. For example, it should not be a two-seater. That layout should be reserved for the top-line cars.”
– By: Omar Rana