British luxury car brand Bentley on Thursday launched its fastest and most powerful model, Continental Supersports, in India priced at Rs. 2.25 crore (ex-showroom). The two-seater is the first Bentley car capable of running on both petrol and biofuel.
The launch comes two months after the company announced its plans to introduce two new cars in the country this year. “Being the fastest and most powerful Bentley, the coupe is sure to excite the speed lovers in India. Bentley Continental Supersports has received an overwhelming response worldwide and we are hoping that our Indian audiences will be thrilled with the machine as well,” Exclusive Motors Pvt Ltd Managing Director Satya Bagla said in a statement.
The ‘Supersports’ name for the model has been taken from the original two-seater, Supersports, which was introduced in 1925 by the company. All its cars are handcrafted and assembled at its facility in Crewe in the U.K. The car combines the looks of its iconic brand Continental GT with a new and distinctive appearance which reflects ‘its more extreme character’.
It is about 110-kg lighter than the Continental GT and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and gain a top speed of 329 km per hour. The Supersports is also the first Bentley capable of running on both petrol and bio-fuel.
Bentley Motors had set its foot in India in the year 2007 with the launch of the models Azure and the Continental GTC. As of now, the company is importing the vehicle as completely built units (CBUs) and selling it in India through Delhi-based Exclusive Motors Private Ltd.
In March this year, Bentley had unveiled its top-end model ‘Mulsanne’ in India priced at Rs. 2.90 crore.