We’ll admit to being slightly baffled at first by Nissan’s new speed record, after all, Bentley holds the production car record on ice at…
After watching this video, you’ll probably be thinking as I was “..wouldn’t it be great to pit a Ferrari FF against a Lamborghini Aventador and Porsche 911 Turbo on a frozen lake, fitted with suitably narrow winter tyres?”
Earlier this year if you remember, Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible at 205.48 mph on the frozen Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. Another day in the office you might say, for someone who’s lived on the edge of mortal danger throughout most of his career.
As the 81st Geneva Motor Show gets underway, Bentley announces today its most potent and radically styled convertible ever – the 202mph (325km/h) Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible.
Just a fortnight ago four-time 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.
It says a lot about Bentley as a brand that in the space of 7 days we’ve been talking about their association with the new James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, then just a few days later their achievement in setting a new World Ice Speed Record. How many car companies can you say that about?
Bailing out of a sliding car isn’t the first thing we’d recommend – now you can see why.
Take a look at this cool video featuring Ken Block mixing it with the DC snowboard team. Despite the impressive driving of Ken Block, it’s the snowboarders who come across as the real heroes..
“Here is a link to a clip of Marc Duez (Belgian Rally, and Track driver) performing his skills in a Porsche GT3. Check out what he is capable of on the ice & snow!!!” – Jerome Miller