Finland’s 4-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen hold a speed record on ice…in a Bentley, no less!On the frozen Baltic Sea just off the coast of Finland, he drove 6.0-liter all-wheel-drive Bentley Continental Supersports. He achieved a speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h)!
Note: this record was set with standard Pirelli 275/40R20 106W W270 Sottozero Series 2 winter tires. Janne Laitinen achieved 208.602 mph (335.713 km/h) in Audi RS6, but with the studded tires (Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 255/35R20 97 T XL).
What gets my attention is that this car is a twin-turbo stock. With a fully forged hand-built engine, a good tuner can make at least 200 horsepower more with fuel modifications and increased boost. With a modified version of this car, the 0-60 and quarter mile numbers would be world class, and rival such cars as the Corvette ZR1.What is even more impressive is that this Bentley is a convertible, which requires more structural support, increasing the weight of the vehicle.
I’ll take two.