Most Powerful Bentley Ever Set to Debut at Geneva. It's Green Too
Among the details we can find out that not only will this model be “very much the extreme Bentley”, but it will also be capable of running on biofuel, making it another first in Bentley history.The biofuel bit comes after a few more than interesting news that also came out of the Crewe factory during the last year or so.
First, in February 2008, Bentley announced its ambitious “green plans” to embrace biofuels as their environmental strategy on the long run. In this commitment they shared the fact that they want to introduce “FlexFuel” powertrains using renewable fuels across the whole Bentley model range by 2012. This is apparently going to dramatically cut their CO2 emissions on a well-to-wheel basis.
Then, the news about Queen Elizabeth II converting her two Bentley state limousines to run on biofuels also came as a surprise. Last, but not least, the second “Speed” model in the Bentley range arrived in January of this year in the form of the Continental GTC Speed and it brought nothing “green” with it. Apart from the “British Racing Green” optional color, of course.
At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, they again captured the public's attention by releasing a document called “Bentley and the Future of Biofuels”, which you can find attached under this article. Since there are no other details about the new Bentley green supercar available at this time, we'll just leave you with a few pictures of the Continental GT Speed, a car on which the new model will most likely be based on. [UPDATE] Bentley has also released a short teaser video of the Extreme Bentley project.
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