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To celebrate its ice speed record, Bentley will make a limited production run of the hot Supersport
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28 February 2011

To celebrate it’s world ice speed record breaking Supersports convertible, Bentley has announced that it will make a limited production run.

Limited to just 100 units and revealed at the Geneva show, the all-wheel drive, biofuel-powered 6-litre, 12-cylinder Continental Supersports convertible will feature ‘vibrant and muscular styling cues that reinforce the uncompromising performance credentials of this extreme Bentley convertible,’ according to the company.

Among these are the ‘Ice Speed Record’s’ three stand-out exterior colours - Beluga, Quartzite and, fittingly, Arctica White – as well as 20-inch, 10-spoke Supersports wheels with a dark tint finish.

On the inside, you’ll find diamond-quilted Alcantara to doors, quarter panels and seat facings, and ‘soft-grip’ leather on the steering wheel and gear lever. Also included are high-gloss carbon fibre on the dashboard, centre console and roof panel, featuring red weave. The seats, too, are piped in red and a touchscreen infotainment system from the new Continental GT also features.

Powering the ‘Ice Speed Record’ is the firms six-litre, twin turbo-charged W12 engine, producing 631bhp and 590lb ft of torque. This is mated to a ‘quickshift’ six-speed automatic ‘box launching the convertible from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds according to Bentley.

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