On the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen piloted a Continental Supersports Convertible to 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h).
On the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, Bentley set a new world speed record.
The death-defying attempt was championed by four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen who piloted a Continental Supersports Convertible to 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h). The final results were an average of two runs, in opposite directions, and were certified by officials from Finland's Traffic Police as well as a representative of The Guinness Book of World Records.
While the car was virtually identical to the standard model, a few modifications were required to ensure the Supersports was safe to drive in the treacherous conditions. Notable changes included a fully-welded roll-cage, new front and rear spoilers, a bumper-mounted parachute, and Pirelli SottoZero II winter tires.
To celebrate the record, Bentley will introduce a special edition Supersports at the Geneva Motor Show. Details are limited, but production will be limited to 100 units and it will be "the most powerful model ever to bear the famed Winged B emblem."