In June, Bentley took a second trip to the famous hillclimb race at Pikes Peak in Colorado. After they successfully used a Bentayga there last year, this time it was a production-near example of the Continental GT series. After ten minutes and 18.4 seconds this car crossed the 156 corners and reached the finish line with racing driver Rhys Millen at the steering wheel. This was 8.4 seconds faster than the previous record for production cars. Bentley now pays tribute to this success with an exclusive special edition of the Continental GT W12, which is limited to just 15 units.
The body of the special edition model is equipped with a carbon body kit and can be ordered in glossy black or striking ‘Radium’ (neon yellow) from the Mulliner range. These colors also adorned the record vehicle at the Pikes Peak. The cars painted in ‘Radium’ get the struts in the lower air intake, the undersides of the wing mirrors, the roof and the area between the taillights in black. Behind the 22-inch alloy wheels, which are also painted in black, there are acid green brake calipers, while the sidewalls of the tires get radium prints from the Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition range. The Pikes Peak logo can be found on the front fenders. If desired, the radiator grille can be decorated with the number 100 to mark the brand’s 100th anniversary.
Black Alcantara and Beluga leather with stitchings in radium provide unique views in the interior. Honeycomb stitchings and a 12 o’clock mark in radium are used on the steering wheel. While the center console is covered with wood in black piano lacquer, the rest of the dashboard and the door panels show visible carbon fiber. Above the glove box is the track sketch of Pikes Peak and the record time of 10:18.488, which five different sketches to be used over the course of the 15 vehicles.
The headrests are embroidered with the Pikes Peak logo in two colors. Otherwise the equipment includes special door sill plates, exclusive loudspeaker covers for the Bang & Olufsen sound system and high-quality floor mats. Under the bonnet it remains with the 635 hp and 900 newtonmeters strong W12 biturbo engine. Thanks to permanent all-wheel drive and an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the car reaches 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and a topspeed of 207 mph. Orders for the Pikes Peak Edition will be accepted immediately.