Bentley Continental GT2 Coming in 2012 With 650 HP
The big news is that it will pack a massive 650 horsepower. Though both the current W12 and the new twin-turbo V8 are capable of delivering this sort of figure, we expect this is the W12 we’re going to be dealing with.
Besides the extra power, the Continental GT will also undergo a strict weight loss regime, which will see it shed a total of 200 kg (440 lbs) from the current 2,200 km (4,400 lbs). A Porsche 911 GT3 RS it won’t be, but we have to commend Bentley engineers for managing to drop this much weight.
The improvements should combine to offer a track-focused version, capable of accelerating to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under four seconds.
“I definitely think there is room for a car with more power than the Supersport,” Durheimer told the aforementioned source. “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.”
Rumor has it that the car could also drop the reliable four-wheel drive configuration, much like the Porsche Turbo drops it to become a GT2. This should add plenty of driver appeal which Bentley has always struggled to achieve.