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Bentley Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ Edition

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You may very well remember Bentley’s recent world speed record on ice which they’ve achieved with a Continental SuperSports Convertible. Now at the Geneva Motor Show they are introducing a limited edition based on that called Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible.

This new model, limited to just 100 cars worldwide, is a celebration of the Company’s world ice speed record set two weeks ago byFinland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible.

The car is powered by a bio-fuel capable 6-litre, twin turbo-charged W12 engine, produces 640 PS (631 bhp / 471 kW) that in combination with the sophisticated 4WD system enables it to be super fast in almost any surface! Paired with a Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission, it launches the convertible ‘Ice Speed Record’ model from 0-60mph 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). Top speed as proved on the ice is way beyond 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h).

The SuperSports Convertible also benefits from new exhausts with better gas flow and a deeper soundtrack, plus monster carbon ceramic brakes (420 mm front, 356 mm rear). As with all Supersports models the ‘Ice Speed Record’ is fitted as standard with Pirelli 275/35ZR20 ultra high performance tyres.

What sets the ‘Ice Speed Record’ Edition – which is limited to 100 units – from the rest of the pack is the unique styling cues. They offer three ‘stand-out’ exterior paint colours for the new convertible: Beluga, Quartzite and, fittingly, Arctica White. These colours are complemented by a Dark Grey Metallic soft top with Bentley’s refined three-ply composite construction. It also gets 20” inch, 10-spoke Supersports wheels with a dark tint finish.

Pricing for this ultimate drop-top Bentley is yet to be announced.

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Technical Specification

ENGINE
Capacity (cc) 5998
Cylinders W12
Aspiration Twin-turbocharged
Installation Front, longitudinal
Construction Alloy heads and block
Bore/Stroke 84.0/90.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9.0 : 1
Fuel E85 & 98 (95) RON
Valve gear Chain-driven DOHC per bank, 4 valves per cylinder, cam phased inlet and outlet
Maximum Power 640PS/631 bhp/471 kW
Maximum Torque 800 Nm/590 lb ft
TRANSMISSION
Type Continuous all-wheel drive with 40/60 rear bias torque split & Torsen centre differential
Gearbox ZF 6-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic
Ratios 1st: 4.172
2nd: 2.340
3rd: 1.521
4th: 1.143
5th: 0.867
6th: 0.691
Final Drive: 3.52:1 front / 3.52:1 rear
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed 202mph (325km/h)
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
0-100 mph 9.5 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds
0-160 km/h 9.4 seconds
SUSPENSION
Front Four-link double wishbones, anti-roll bar, air springs
Rear Trapezoidal multi-link, anti-roll bar, air springs
Dampers Continuous Damping Control with four adjustable settings
STEERING
Type Rack & pinion, power-assisted, speed-sensitive
Turns lock to lock 2.6
Turning circle 11.4 metres kerb-to-kerb
BRAKES
Front 420 mm diameter carbon/ceramic, vented & cross-drilled
Rear 356 mm diameter carbon/ceramic, vented & cross-drilled
Anti lock Standard with Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) 8.1 and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
BODY & CHASSIS
Construction Steel monocoque, 2-door convertible
Length 4804 mm (189.1inches)
Width across mirrors 2194mm (86.4 inches)
Width mirrors folded 1945mm (76.6 inches)
Kerb weight 2395kg (5279lbs)
Height 1388mm (54.6 inches)
Wheelbase 2745mm (108.1 inches)
Front track 1623mm (63.9 inches)
Rear track 1657mm (65.2 inches)
Wheels 20inch x 9.5J 10-spoke Smoked Chrome Alloy
Tyres 275/35×20 Pirelli Ultra High Performance
Fuel tank capacity 90 litres (19.8 gallons/23.8 US gallons)
FUEL CONSUMPTION / EMISSIONS
Urban 11.1 mpg (25.5 litres / 100 km)
Extra Urban 24.3 mpg (11.6 litres / 100 km)
Combined 17.0 mpg (16.7 litres / 100km)
EPA Drive Cycle City Driving TBC
Highway Driving TBC
Carbon dioxide emissions 388g/km
Emission controls EU V and US Lev 11
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