The Bentley Continental GT is certainly the most dynamic car of the British firm, but it is not necessarily what one might commonly call a sports car, especially with more than two tons on the scale. However, it is indeed a Bentley Continental GT which, in June 2019, offered to the English brand the production vehicle category record on the dreaded climb of Pikes Peak.
New Zealand rider Rhys Millen tackled the 19.9 kilometers and 156 turns of Pikes Peak aboard a somewhat special Continental GT, completing the climb in 10 minutes 18 seconds and 488 thousandths. Bentley climbed to the top of the category with 8.4 seconds ahead of its first pursuer.
To celebrate this performance, which also follows that achieved by the Bentley Bentayga on this same event in 2018, the brand's personalization department has developed a limited edition called "Continental GT Pikes Peak" which is inspired by the winning model.
As a result, we find a carbon fiber body kit, gloss black finishes a "Radium" livery, 22 inch "Mulliner Driving Specification" rims surrounded by Pirelli P Zero Color Edition, brake calipers in "Acid" color. Green "or a radiator grille marked with the number" 100 "which celebrates the fact that the record took place during the brand's centenary.
Inside, there are also some specificities such as for example a finish mixing black lacquer, carbon and Alcantara with some details in "Radium" color on the stitching and door panels. As for the steering wheel, it is typical of competition, while the car is fitted with the Bang & Olufsen audio system as standard.
On the technical side, nothing has changed compared to a standard Bentley Continental GT W12. We thus find a W12 6.0-liter twin-turbo block of 634 horsepower and 900 Nm capable of propelling it from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and reach 333 km / h at top speed. Bentley planned to assemble only 15 copies of this Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak. 15 units reserved only in the United States and New Zealand.