Of course, to do three-and-a-bit miles per minute on ice, you're going to want a fairly experienced hand behind the wheel. Fortunately, Bentley had Finnish four-times World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen on hand. Convenient.
"200mph came up after 5km on sheet ice," says Juha, nonchalantly. "Then it was just a question of getting everything right in the timing zone and hoping the snow kept away. There's nothing to beat driving a Bentley at these speeds; the conditions may be perilous but the car responds so well to the slightest adjustment which gives you the confidence to push even harder."
Oh, and to emphasise its green cred, Bentley did the whole thing using E85 bioethanol fuel (though we're sure the fact that E85 also has a higher octane rating than conventional petrol had nothing at all to do with it...).