Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Sets A New World Speed Record On Ice

Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen has done it again, by driving a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice.

The Continental Supersports convertible with all-wheel-drive, 6.0 litre V12 ran on biofuel, in line with Bentley’s CO2 strategy. The temperatures at the location were as low as minus 30 degrees, and with sudden snow blizzards and dangerous crosswinds everything was extreme from driving conditions to final speed.

Last time in 2007, he missed the 200 mph mark, and achieved a speed record of 199.83 mph in the Continental GT at the same location.

A limited edition of this most extreme Bentley will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Production will be limited to just 100 examples!

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