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There are some important differences, however. Bentley decided to use a flex-fuel engine capable of running on ethanol-based biofuels, but edo left the 6.0L W12 to a dino-juice only diet. Power output reflects the choice, with the edo car tuned to an intense 680hp (507kW) and 649lb-ft (880Nm) of torque. The Bentsley Supersports, perhaps leaving room for flexibility, 'only' eeks 621hp (464kW) from the mammoth engine.
Performance figures favor the Supersports quite heavily, however. Jetting from 0-60mph in just 3.7 seconds, the Bentley-built car will outrun the edo Speed GT by a half second. At the top end, the cars swap around once again, with the edo's speedo maxing out at 211mph (340km/h). Bentley's car stops at 204mph (328km/h).
To get all that power from the big GT, edo uses a high-performance custom exhaust system and an ECU tune, while a 35mm lowering job, stiffer springs and dampers and sporty rubber wrapped around 20in wheels handle the grip side of the equation. The edo-built exhaust features a special remote-controlled butterfly valve to enable classy and quiet cruising or beefy and violent bruising.
Finally, the edo Speed GT gets a custom exterior paint treatment, in this case a while undercoat with a streak of black across the top, a formal color combination for a formal attempt on the title of world's fastest GT.