Bentley Is Very Fast On Ice
If you were wondering which the fastest car on ice is, you’ll be happy to hear (or not) that it is a Bentley. The Baltic Sea, sitting off the coast of Finland is the best place to take down the world record. Juha Kankkunen, a four-time World Rally Champion saw the potential of this area and he wanted to become the fastest guy on ice, and he did it.
Back in 2007 he wanted to achieve the 200-mph mark with a Bentley Continental GT. Although he failed, his official speed of 199.83 mph took down the previous record which was set in 1995 when a Bugatti EB110 Supersport clocked 184 mph on the odometer.
Kankkunen did not give up and tried again, this time with a Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible that has 621 hp under the hood. In comparison to the standard version, his Bentley was fitted with a roll-cage (for obvious reasons), Pirelli winter tires, a rear parachute as well as some light aero mods in order to improve stability on that very slippery surface.
He got into the car and one thousand meters later he did it, his Bentley’s odometer read 205.48 mph (330.70 km/h). Pretty impressive? We think so.
I wonder if the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can beat this Bentley, it will probably will but who has the courage to take a car worth millions to a white wasteland of ice? I wouldn’t.
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