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Cars Limited-run Bentley Continental GT celebrates Pikes Peak win

17:05  03 december  2019
17:05  03 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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(Crewe, 1 July 2019) The Bentley Continental GT has reinforced its status as the finest Grand Tourer ever produced by claiming the outright record for Millen said after his record run : “"This is an amazing finish to a wet, snowy 2019 run at Pikes Peak ! We came here with one goal in mind, and that was to

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To celebrate the record-breaking run , Bentley is today announcing a new Limited Edition Bentayga, strictly limited to just ten cars. Created and handcrafted by Mulliner - Bentley ’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division – the Pikes Peak Bentayga is an homage to the achievements of the Bentayga

The Continental GT became the fastest production car to ever tackle the 12.42-mile course, with American racer Rhys Millen setting a record time of 10min 18.4sec.

Limited to just 15 examples, the commemorative Continental GT wears a similar 'Radium' green-and-black livery to the record-breaking car, applied by Bentley's in-house bespoke division, Mulliner. Buyers can also have the number 100 painted across the car’s front grille in recognition of Bentley's centenary in 2019.

Also featured are a carbonfibre bodykit, contrasting black trim elements, bright green brake callipers and matching sidewall markings on the tyres. The 22in alloy wheels are taken from the Mulliner line of vehicle options and finished in gloss black.

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The ‘Radium’ theme continues inside, where the seats are trimmed in black Alcantara with green stitching. A map of the Pikes Peak course has been applied to the carbonfibre dashboard, while the steering wheel features the same honeycomb stitching pattern and centre stripe as the race car.

Additionally, the treadplates and headrests feature a Pikes Peak logo, while the speaker grilles have been replaced with bespoke green items.

The powertrain is unmodified, with the twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine producing the same 626bhp and 664lb ft. It can push the car from 0-62mph in 3.7sec and on to a top speed of 207mph.

Chris Craft, member of the board for sales, marketing and aftersales at Bentley, said the new limited edition “reflects Bentley’s spirit of endeavour, one that has been a constant throughout the last 100 years and remains at the beating heart of the company”.

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Bentley 's Continental GT is renowned for its luxury, but the vehicle is also a highly capable performance machine, especially in 12-cylinder guise. Bentley used the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Sunday to highlight this fact, with the automaker calling on Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak expert Rhys Millen set a record when he took a stock 2019 Bentley Continental GT up the roughly 12-and-a-half-mile route in a time of 10:18.488 and an average speed Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak . This Conti will try to break the production car record. Image Credit: Bentley .

Prices for the special edition have not been confirmed, but the Pikes Peak edition can be expected to command a significant premium over the standard Continental GT's £159,100 starting price.

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