True to its word, Bentley commemorated its recent successful attempt at a top speed mark on ice with a high-performance production version of the car that set the record last month when it clocked 205.48 mph on a frozen stretch of the Baltic Sea. With its total build limited to just 100 units, the 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR (Ice Speed Record) Edition will be the most powerful Bentley production model ever. Capable of running on gasoline or E85, the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 under its hood cranks out 631 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Those 10 extra ponies in the ISR's W12 are on hand courtesy of tweaks to the engine's air intake system, intercoolers and exhaust plumbing. It's matched with a Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission that feeds power to all four wheels via a Torsen center differential, allowing this distinctive Bentley drop-top to hit 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and touch 202 mph.
The new 2011 Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible ISR will be available in exterior three colors, Beluga, Quartzite and Arctic White. All will feature a unique Dark Grey Metallic three-layer soft top and special 20-inch Supersports alloy wheels wrapped in Z-rated Pirelli 275/35 high-performance tires. Inside, the ISR-spec cars are differentiated from standard Continental Supersports Convertibles by unique "red weave" carbon fiber trim elements and Pillar Box Red piping and accent stitching throughout the cabin. No word yet on U.S. pricing for the car.