► Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record 2011 (205 mph)
Finland's four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley
Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the
Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695
km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice.
Kankkunen was in irresistible form with his all-wheel drive, 6-litre,
12-cylinder Continental Supersports convertible which, in line with the
Company's CO2 strategy, ran on biofuel. The world's fastest soft top
enabled Juha to shatter his own 2007 world ice speed record of 199.83 mph
(321.6 km/h) set in the Continental GT at the same location.
With the help of his own experienced team and Bentley engineers, Kankkunen
overcame the challenges of temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees, sudden
snow blizzards and potentially dangerous crosswinds on the 16.5km track on
a 70cm-thick layer of sea ice. The record attempt was driven on a 1000m
long measured distance with the speed certified by officials from the
Finland Traffic Police. His new world record was based on the average of
two runs in opposite directions with measured speeds ratified by a
representative of The Guinness Book of Records.
As with the previous record-breaking drive in the Continental GT the
Anglo-Finnish team used a car with minimum modification. A fully-welded,
heavy-duty safety roll-cage, along with Pirelli winter tyres (Pirelli
SottoZero II 275/40R20) and a rear bumper-mounted parachute provided
reassurance in case of an emergency. Front and rear spoilers provided
optimum high speed stability on the treacherous surface.
To highlight Bentley's environmental commitment to sustainable fuel
sources, Kankkunen's Supersports Convertible was fuelled with E85
bioethanol rather than petrol (gasoline). All models in the Continental
range are capable of running on petrol (gasoline), E85 bioethanol or any
combination of the two.
British Super Sedans Square Off! Aston Martin vs. Bentley vs Rolls-Royce
We head to Palm Springs with the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide, the 2010
Rolls-Royce Ghost & the 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed to pick
the ultimate British luxury sedan.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
DRIVE Bentley Continental Supersports
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fuel. If you have $274,000 kicking around with nothing to do, the ultimate
Continental offers up more, more, more and a little less where it counts.
Tom Voelk takes a look.
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2013 Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley has updated its Continental GT for the upcoming 2013 model year,
showing off the auto makers new focus on efficient power and refined
luxury. The 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 ditches the W12 engine of the
last model for a twin-turbocharged V8
that pushes comparable power. This 500 hp system will race to 60 mph in
under five seconds, on its way to a top speed of nearly 180 mph. With four
less cylinders than 2011′s W12 Continental, Bentley has delivered an
increase in fuel economy while maintaining a similar range of performance
statistics that Bentley buyers will desire.
With the new Continental GT, Bentley went even further in its aims to
provide efficiency. The new model features a cylinder deactivation system
which will use only four cylinders when carrying light loads at moderate
speeds. This keeps half of the V8 from burning any fuel unless it is
needed for acceleration. You wouldn't expect a luxury car maker to provide
such progressive green options, nor would you expect a luxury buyer to
worry about the extra savings at the pump. But for those buyers with a
conscience or a willingness to keep costs low, this new, smarter Bentley is
a serious upgrade.
The 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 will begin rolling out of the factory
late in 2012. The price tag is not yet finalized, but a buyer could expect
to pay slightly less than $200,000 for a GT V8 of their own. [via
0-60mph should thus take less than 5.0 seconds but the upside is that it
will have 40 percent fewer emissions.Cylinder deactivation technology is
the key to the engine's frugality, as it allows the V8 to run on four
cylinders at low speeds. Special hydraulic engine mounts ensures the change
between four and eight cylinders is imperceptible by compensating for the
different resonances of the V4 and V8 modes.Direct injection technology,
thermal management, low friction bearings, brake energy regeneration and
special turbocharger packaging for high
efficiency make up other fuel saving features.
The Bentley V8's also have a new ZF-sourced close-ration eight-speed
automatic transmission, designed to help Boost acceleration and reduce emissions.Aside
from the lightweight convertible roof, there's nothing to distinguish the
GTC V8 from the GT V8 hardtop. Both are adorned with 'B' emblems and a
black gloss grille, setting it apart from the larger powerplant Bentley,
and feature a unique center console that separates driver from front
passenger and unique wheel patterns.