Bentley Continental Supersports Ice Speed Record

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Finland’s 4-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen hold a speed record on ice…in a Bentley, no less!

Bentley Continental Supersports convertible Ice Speed Record
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).

Bentley set World Speed Record on Ice
The big Bentley is powered by a get-out-of-my-way 6-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 631 horsepower and 590ft lbs of torque on all stock settings. This power propels this beast from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and 0 to 100 in only 9.4 seconds.


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.

Juha Kankkunen sets World Speed Record on Ice in Bentley
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.



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