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 breath-taking 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.