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Bentley Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible

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British automaker announces today its most potent convertible ever – the 202mph (325km/h) Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible.

This new model, limited to just 100 cars worldwide, is a celebration of the Company’s world ice speed record set two weeks ago byFinland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible.

Just a fortnight ago World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, set a new World Ice Speed Record in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. He reached a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) in the Conti Supersports, breaking his own 2007 record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in a Continental GT coupe at the same location.

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The Continental Ice Speed Record features an uprated W12, developing 631bhp and 800Nm of torque thanks to upgrades to the air intakes, intercooler and exhaust system. Mated with Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission, this heavy convertible can sprint to 60mph in a frankly amazing 3.8 seconds.

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On the inside the Bentley got some decent upgrades as diamond-quilted Alcantara on the doors, quarter panels and seat facings and soft-grip leather on the steering wheel. High-gloss carbon fiber on the dashboard, center console and roof panel have red weave highlights.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, February 28th, 2011 - filed under Bentley, News. Image credit: .
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