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.
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.
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
) - Monday, February 28th, 2011 - filed under Bentley
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