Record breaking performance
Breaking a World speed record is a rare event. To achieve it requires a combination of determination with exceptional engineering, supported by a team of dedicated experts, all with their eyes on the prize. In 2007, an extraordinary team came together to support four-time World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen as he set a new World Ice Speed Record of 199.83mph (321.6 km/h) in a Continental GT.
Four years later , in 2011, Bentley launched what was then the world’s fastest soft-top: the first Continental Supersports Convertible – an opportunity for Kankkunen to return to the frozen wastes of Finland to attempt to break his own record.
“The last time, I narrowly missed the magical 200mph mark in a Continental GT. When I heard about the Supersports I was determined to go record breaking again,” he said.
And break it he did – this time reaching a breathtaking 205.48mph (330.695 km/h).
In 2017, the Continental Supersports was relaunched. A true supercar, it featured a plethora of new powertrain technology, taking you from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds (0-60 km/h in 3.5 secs), with a top speed of 209mph (336 km/h) which makes it the most powerful production Bentley ever built. It is the fastest four-seat car in the world and the convertible model is, once again, the world’s fastest soft top. So that’s three more records to add to the list.
Learn more about the 2017 Continental Supersports.