This summer, luxury coupe climbed the pikes Peak in record time, and Bentley decided not to leave the event without attention.
In June racer Rhys Millen behind the wheel of a production Bentley Continental GT was able to climb to a height of 4 300 meters above sea level at the 20-kilometer highway “Race to the clouds” in just 10 minutes and 18.5 seconds. Thus Rice has updated both personal and world records: now the fastest car on this very dangerous track is a Grand Tourer from Bentley.
For this reason, the crew decided to build 15 exclusive copies of the Continental GT, providing them with appropriate differences. The basic, apparently, will be the color scheme: coupe colour special colour Radium Green, similar color will be the brake calipers, stitching on the chairs in the salon and even the marking on the Pirelli P Zero tires mounted on 22-inch wheels Mulliner Driving Specification.
In addition, the coupe will pridenet special carbon body kit, and the number “100” on the grille is the symbol of the centenary of stamps – will be offered as an option. Interior trimmed in Alcantara and with expensive leather, the headrests of the seats will embroider the logo of the famous route, and in the design of the front panel and other hard surfaces is actively used carbon. On the front of each compartment will appear with a graph cut Pikes Peak highway, and for each compartment will select its own plot.
But the powertrain of the Continental GT Limited Edition Pikes Peak remained the same: namely, the engine compartment became the owner of the record title. Volume W12 6.0 l develops 635 HP and 900 Nm of torque, accelerating the big Grand Tourer to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and then up to 333 km/h taking orders for the exclusive Bentley will open before the end of the year.
It is worth Recalling that a similar thing happened after Bentley had set the previous record on the track “Race to the clouds” – crossover-Bentayga.