[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]n the time taken for you to read this sentence aloud, the Continental Supersports has hit 100kmh. And that’s if you’re quick.

British carmaker Bentley’s topped their own Flying Spur – and the rest of the world’s four-seaters, apparently – with a twin turbocharged W12 petrol engine-powered beast that does 0 – 100 in 3.5 seconds. For those who want to feel wind in their hair, there’s a beefier convertible option that still manages that in 3.9 seconds.

At 700 bhp and top speeds of 336 kmh, the Supersport is the brand’s most powerful car yet. To rein in that raw power, they’ve installed the largest carbon ceramic brakes rotors to match.

As befits a statement car, Bentley’s fashioned a refreshed exterior that reminds of the litheness, chiseled features and concealed power of a jaguar (the animal, not marque). It does, however, retain the unmistakable front grille design.

Stay tuned for more information – The Peak will get its hands on one.