Bentley "Ice Speed Record" Continental Supersports Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

It looks like Bentley isn't wasting any time when it comes to capitalizing on the company's latest feat of speed. According to Cars UK, the automaker is planning to roll out 100 special-edition models to commemorate Juha Kankkunen's recent record-breaking ice-speed run. Officially called the Bentley Continental Supersports Ice-Speed Record Convertible, the special-edition cars will be available with one of three unique paint colors; Beluga, Quartzite and Arctic White. Red detail accents will be found all over the vehicle, and a special dark gray soft top caps off the whole shebang.

Under the hood, buyers won't be disappointed to find a 6.0-liter W12 engine with a galactic 631 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque on tap. Those numbers are identical to the standard edition, though given that Kankkunen's record-breaking vehicle was powered by the same lump, we can't exactly fault Bently for not turning up the heat.

Bentley isn't saying exactly how much the new special-edition vehicle will set you back, but we do know that the drophead is supposed to show its face at this year's Geneva Motor Show next month. Expect to hear more then.

  • Supersports convertible deploying parachute during high speed testing.

  • Bentley Supersports Convertible on the Ice Track

  • Juha Kankunnen begins his run.

  • Kankunnen and Supersports Convertible building-up speed.

  • Timing device displays one of the record breaking runs.

  • Supersports Convertible 4km out from the coast on the Baltic Sea Ice Track.

  • Kankunnen reacts to his new world record.

  • Kankunnen at the start line.

  • Bentley team celebrates record (left to right – Ashley Mason, Wolfgang Dürheimer, Brian Gush, Steven Burdett and Darren Jones).

  • Temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius don’t stop the Supersports.

[Source: Cars UK]

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