Automotive public relations staff have it down pat. Release a sexy teaser image, provide almost no details, and then have the media drool for a month before they can set eyes on the real thing.
Thank you, Bentley, for that wonderful promotional e-mail this morning. Indeed, we couldn't resist posting a shot of this ethanol-powered Continental coupe, the "most powerful and fastest production car ever" from Crewe. Rich enthusiasts were presented with the GTC Speed earlier this month, but now they may consider a car that should produce around 650 horsepower and likely top 205 miles per hour.
Rumors of gas-electric or diesel Bentleys - despite the marque's love for huge torque curves - are unfounded. A few supercars run on ethanol, like the upcoming Saleen S5S Raptor, the 1018 horsepower Koenigsegg CCXR, and a concept Ferrari F430. We won't delve into the pros and cons of ethanol, but added horsepower from the fuel's higher octane is always nice (the 20 percent drop in mileage is not).
More facts on this super Continental should arrive before the Geneva Auto Show in March.
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