Top Marques with Niki Mills: Ice speed record

Back in 2007, four-time World Rally Champion, the original “Flying Finn” Juha Kankkunen attempted to break the World Ice Speed record in his privately owned, stock-standard, Bentley Continental GT on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea.

He succeeded with a blistering 1km average of 321kph, an astonishing result from a road-legal vehicle on ice.

In 2011, Juha again set out to beat his own world record, this time with the help of Bentley themselves in a higher-powered special edition Bentley Continental GTC Supersports Convertible ISR – Ice Speed record. Using this new vehicle, he set a new average speed of a mighty 330kph.

To celebrate this achievement, Bentley then commissioned 100 road-legal Limited-Edition Continental GTC Supersports ISRs, one of which, has now just arrived in Christchurch.

The finished product was Bentley’s most powerful car ever produced up to 2011. Fitted with a 631 BHP Twin-Turbo 6.0 W12 engine that accelerates from 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, special ISR exterior and interior features and decals, and ISR red woven carbon fibre throughout, this machine certainly stands out from the crowd.

Being number 97 of only 100 worldwide, you’re not going to see another one while out grabbing a coffee!

The full record attempt video may be viewed here:

Car details here:

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