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Will the new Extreme Bentley be the fastest, most powerful production car ever? That's what Bentley says
It has been interesting to watch the continued rise of the time-honoured Bentley automotive brand and its immense desirability to the young and nouveau rich. The attractiveness levels are about to rise another magnitude with the imminent unveiling of the Extreme Bentley, the perfect badge of success for extreme athletes and other non-conventional financial achievers. Only a promotional film and single darkened image have been released so far, along with the news the vehicle will feature Bentley’s new flexfuel powertrain, announced at the NAIAS a week or two back. Oh, and the news it will be the fastest, most powerful production car ever.
That means it will be faster than 202 mph and more powerful than 600 bhp—the figures for the current Bentley Continental GT Speed. The silhouette from the video and the single frontal image suggest it will be based on the Continental GT or Flying Spur models.
The new Bentley musclecar will have the wraps pulled off on March 3 at the 2009 International Geneva Motor Show, and will be capable of running on biofuel as part of Bentley's three-part environmental strategy.