So here you have it, folks - even the purveyor of the gas hog six-and-three-quarters-liter V-8 is now joining the green movement. We showed you a tease of this new supercar a few weeks back, and speculated on just what Bentley would be doing underhood to arrive claims of greenness, but now we know for sure that E85 (a blend of 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) is the reason for Bentley's claim of eco-friendliness.
This vehicle will be dubbed the Bentley Continental Supersports, and here are the specs:
But wait a minute, ye ethanol haters; ethanol can be produced without using fresh ears of corn. Mad scientists and new energy companies are springing up that can turn garbage - yes, nasty old municipal waste - into cellulosic ethanol. These processes are nascent, but they are promising, and with the U.S. government finally on board (or so they say), perhaps you will one day be able to waft your 612-hp W12 Bentley Continental Supersports to the Oscars and back with neither guilt nor hatred from the hollywood Prius-driving set.