Bentley Continental Superports Convertible ISR

By Auto News Log • March 5th, 2011

On Tuesday, 1 March, the new Continental Superports Convertible ISR was revealed at the Salon International l’Auto in Geneva. A limited run of only 100 of the radically-styled supercar will be built at the home of Bentley, Crewe.

This exclusive car celebrates the achievements of four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen and his bio-fuelled Continental Supersports Convertible, who together set a new world ice speed record on 10th February above the frozen waters of the Bay of Bothnia, Finland.

The all-wheel drive Supersports Convertible achieved a speed of 205.48mph (330.695 km/h) on a specially created 16.5km long track on the frozen Baltic Sea. This feat shattered Juha’s own record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in 2007 in the Continental GT.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley’s new Chairman and Chief Executive, said:

“Juha Kankkunen’s drive was a remarkable achievement and worthy of a very special car. The Continental Supersports Convertible ISR is a true driver’s car that captures that unique Bentley spirit. It offers extreme performance, agility and an extrovert personality, while retaining the refinement, handcrafted luxury and comfort our customers expect.”

Both the new Supersports Convertible ISR and Juha’s record-breaking Supersports Convertible will be on display on the Bentley stand at the Geneva show from 3 March.

Source: Bentley

 

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