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MC Customs, based out of Miami, Florida, specializes in high-end builds for celebrities, professional athletes and the layman with a thick enough wallet to satisfy their customizing tastes. Their collection of vehicles include Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, one of which is this custom widebody Continental Supersports. While its styling may not be for everybody, there’s no denying the quality and craftsmanship in the work in addition to being one of the most extreme Continental Supersports in the world.
On the outside, it’s hard to not notice the custom widened body which features a set of Savini Forged SV-31c Xtreme Concave wheels on all four corners. Clearly along with the widebody conversion came a custom body kit featuring carbon fiber accents that goes well with the carbon fiber barrels on the Savini wheels. The entire exterior transformation was completed with a custom paint job.
The interior also got some work done, though details weren’t really revealed. The vehicle was recently shot for this month’s DUB magazine and belongs to MLB pitcher Carlos Silva.
GALLERY: MC Customs / Savini Widebody Bentley Continental Supersports
[Source: GT Spirit]
In Finland, rally champion Juha Kankkunen has cracked the 200-mph barrier on ice in a Bentley Supersports, setting a new world speed record on ice.
Atop the frozen Baltic Sea at temperatures of minus 30 degrees, he drove the AWD, W12-engined, biofuel-powered Bentley Continental Supersports convertible to a record 205.48 mph, which bested his own previous world record of 199.83 mph set at the same location in 2007.
“The last time, I narrowly missed the magical 200 mph mark in a Continental GT,” he said. “When I heard about the Supersports I was determined to go record breaking again with the Bentley Boys.”
One of the goals of the British/Finnish team was to keep the car as stock as possible: modifications included a roll cage, low-resistance Pirelli winter tires, front and rear spoilers, and a bumper-mounted parachute. Juha Kankkunen fought crosswinds and sudden blizzards on the 10-mile track, atop 27 inches of ice, to complete two runs in opposite directions. The speed was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Of course, Kankkunen is no stranger to racing in extreme conditions. Since he started rallying in 1978, he has over 23 World Rally victories under his belt, been crowned World Champion four times, and won the Dakar Rally outright in 1988. Finland breeds rally champions, so the saying goes, and off the coast of Finland Kankkunen seemed within his element.
Bentley is planning a limited edition 100-car run of the Supersports to reflect this achievement, in case well-heeled buyers want to tackle the record on their own.
Hit the jump to read the official press release.
As if the standard Bentley Continental GT Speed wasn’t enough, Bentley went ahead and put out the Continental Supersports, boasting 630-hp in a luxurious coupe. If you ever get the opportunity to place yourself in the driver seat of a Continental Supersports, take advantage of it. The car is truly a whole different experience than any other luxury sports coupe out there. But we digress, apparently there are people out there that find 630-hp lacking in the performance department and thankfully Anderson Germany is here to save their day.
After a quick ECU reflash, installation of a sport exhaust system and air filters, your Bentley Continental Supersports puts out 695-hp, a 65-hp gain. And if the stock Supersports styling is just too mundane for you, Anderson Germany also outfits the aesthetics with a limited edition body kit (300 will be produced). The kit includes a new front, rear, side skirts and rear spoiler. Of course the kit also fits your standard Bentley Continental models from GT to GT Convertible to GT Speed.
The wheels are a little plain for our taste, but they are 22-inch 3-piece wheels in a 22×10 setup, wrapped with 285/30/22 rubber. Lastly, no Anderson Germany vehicle is complete without interior upgrades, and this Supersports features carbon fiber accents and a mixture of Alcantara with black leather with color-matched stitching.
GALLERY: Bentley Continental Supersports