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Continental Supersports. That sounds like something rich people might do after a day on the slopes of St Moritz. Despite your flippancy, you’re not as far off as you might think. At least they’d stand a fighting chance of getting there thanks to the Continental’s all-wheel drive. The Supersports nomenclature is an emotive one for Bentley, and this is the first time it’s graced the rump of one of its cars since 2009. Back then, it was effectively the final iteration of the first generation Continental, and its 621bhp, 204mph top speed and 590 torques made it the fastest Bentley in the company’s history. The first Supersports, coincidentally, dates back to 1925, when its 85bhp and 100mph potential were the stuff of fantasy, even for the opiated Roaring Twenties. Where does it sit in 2017? Well, no-one at Bentley would use a phrase as gauche as ‘run-out’ special, but an all-new Continental is due this autumn, so the return of the Supersports badge is a stout last huzzah and hurrah for the company’s imperious coupe. It’s also the new fastest and most powerful Bentley ever, and will be limited to 710 units: coincidentally, this is its power output in PS (that’s 700bhp in Brexit Britain terminology). Visual differences run to gloss-black bonnet vents, new front and rear bumpers with carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, a rifled exhaust tail-pipe, and a rear spoiler (though not on the convertible). Even more arresting is the torque figure – 750lb ft from 2,050rpm – while the torque curve itself isn’t a curve at all so much as a mountain peak and plateau. Compared to its immediate predecessor, the new Supersports has an extra 79bhp and 160 torques, which translates to zero to 60mph in 3.4 seconds, 0-100mph in 7.4, and a top speed of 209mph. Given that it weighs 2,280kg (40 less than the GT Speed), these are strong numbers. Couldn’t they have sent it to Fatfighters?