Packing an almighty 630bhp, this is the photo that proves Bentley is nearing production status with its £150,000 Continental Supersports.
The British beast was caught out testing, as engineers put the finishing touches to the car's set-up before it hits showrooms in the autumn.
These pictures give a clear view of the the massive front
intakes and twin bonnet vents, as well as the muscular bodykit, flared rear wheelarches and wider side sills. Larger-diameter twin exhaust pipes and a modified rear valance finish off the pumped-up styling package.
Under the hood is an uprated 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, producing 621bhp at 6,000rpm – 21bhp more than the GT Speed. A rear-bias all-wheel drive set up aims to make this the most driveable Bentley ever.
The interior is a distinctively Bentley affair, with alcantra and detailled trim, but carbon fibre and Alcantara suede have also been fitted in a first for the company. Two ightweight sports seats feature carbon-fibre backs, and can be taillored to the buyers exact specifications.