It's not every day when you learn that a new world record has been set. This time the record was set by Finland's four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen when he drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. The record speed was a breathtaking 205.48 mph, and this instantly set a new world speed record on ice.
The Continental Supersports convertible sports an all-wheel drive system that gets its power from a 6.0-liter V12 running on biofuel. With temperatures dropping below minus 30 degrees, and with sudden snow blizzards and dangerous crosswinds, everything was extreme for this feat. The last time Kankkunen did this in 2007, he missed the 200 mph mark and achieved a speed record of 199.83 mph in the Continental GT. We can expect to see this Bentley when it makes its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.