As we announced in this article before any other website did, Bentley unveiled today ahead of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show the Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ Convertible. The new edition will be produced in just 100 units and as expected it celebrates firm’s world ice speed record set two weeks ago by Juha Kankkunen in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible.
For those who don’t know, Juha Kankkunen achieved a top speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) eclipsing his own ice speed record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in 2007 in the Continental GT.
The new Bentley Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ Convertible is powered by the same 6-litre, twin turbo-charged W12 engine found on the standard version and it delivers 640 PS (631 bhp / 471 kW) and an impressive 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque.
Mated to a Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission it can sprint from 0 to 60mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0s) and reaches 100mph from a standing start in only 9.5 seconds (0-160 km/h in 9.4s). So, what is so special about this new model? Well, Bentley says that the car will be offered in three exterior paint colours: Beluga, Quartzite and Arctica White.
Each unit will be fitted with a Dark Grey Metallic soft top. Inside, the car will offer high-gloss carbon fibre on the dashboard, centre console and roof panel which features a unique red weave.
Moreover, we find the theme is continued with high-gloss carbon fibre on the dashboard, centre console and roof panel, features a unique red weave. The front seats and floor mats also feature embroidered ‘Supersports’ legends while the signature Breitling dashboard clock also has a red accent.