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Bentley Continental Supersports: How can a car that weighs so much go so fast so quickly?

Bentley Continental Supersports
Nice review here of the Bentley Continental Supersports.

This is the first modern Bentley I’ve ever been excited about. Part of the appeal of the Supersports we’re testing lies in the fact that virtually everything on the car is black, that the seats feature manual adjustments, and that the materials covering every inch of the interior are as soft and luxurious as it gets. The rest of the Supersports’ appeal is apparent as soon as you put even the smallest amount of pressure on the accelerator pedal.

Through some pretty standard engineering changes that include a lot of aluminum suspension components, antiroll bar changes, stiffer bushings, lower ride height, and lighter wheels and brakes, the Supersports feels far lighter than its 4939-pound curb weight suggests. Steering responses are excellent, and the ride is extremely firm, yet never harsh, over brittle pavement. It’s a good thing this massive coupe is so easy to control, because there’s an astonishing 621 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque available, and it pulls like the proverbial freight train at any speed.

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Source: Automobile Magazine