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Record Bentley track free-for-all

2012-01-26 12:40

Bentley returns to Finland in February – a location where it has shattered two ice speed driving records – to offer guests the chance to enjoy driving the 422kW 6.0 litre Continental GT coupe and the 643kW ultra high performance Continental Supersports coupe on one of the world’s most unusual test tracks.

Peter Barnes, a senior instructor with Bentley Driving, said: “The circuits are crafted from snow and ice and are unlike any other track or road you have seen before.”

“Power on Ice mixes the pure exhilaration of slaloming a Bentley supercar on a purpose-built course or taking a spin around a ‘figure of eight’ track, with the opportunity to acquire advanced techniques from a personal instructor, that will enable drivers to handle their cars with confidence even in the harshest weather conditions,” Barnes explained.

Bentley’s record-breaking exploits in Finland have provided the inspiration for this unique driving experience.

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In February 2011, Finnish motorsport legend and former WRC champ Juha Kankkunen, driving the all-wheel drive Continental Supersports Convertible on the frozen Baltic Sea, achieved a speed of 330.7km/h, eclipsing his own ice speed record of 321.6km/h set in 2007 in the original Continental GT.

“As well as drawing inspiration from Juha’s world records, Bentley’s engineers and professional drivers have used Finland’s extreme conditions to enhance the safety and handling capabilities of our cars,” Barnes added.

The experience is not just about an ice-driving experience as participants will enjoy full five-star treatment including accommodation at a luxury hotel, shopping trips and excursions by husky power across the region’s frozen lakes.

The Bentley Power on Ice adventure is open to all driving enthusiasts; it’ll make a great birthday or anniversary gift. Click here for more detailed information about available dates, accommodation options and pricing.