Bentley set a new Pikes Pick recordJuly 1, 2019
The Continental GT coupe improved the past record of a serial “car” by eight seconds
Pilot Reese Millen, who has repeatedly won the race at Pikes Peak, set a new record among production cars. Behind the wheel of a 635-horsepower Bentley Continental GT, he was able to overcome a climb of 19.99 kilometers in 10 minutes 18 seconds, which is eight seconds better than the previous record.
In early June, Bentley introduced the Continental GT, prepared for the arrival on Pikes Peak. As a racing car, we chose a coupe with a 6.0 W12 engine, outstanding 635 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. With him coupe can accelerate to the first 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 333 kilometers per hour.
Released by the centennial of the brand Continental GT received the number 100. For the race, the finish of which is 4,301 meters above sea level, Bentley engineers modified the car a bit: a safety cage was installed in the cabin, as well as a special oxygen-air mixture supply system directly to the pilot’s helmet .
This is not the first record for the British brand – last year the same pilot Reese Millen set a Pikes-Pick record among serial crossovers behind the wheel of a Bentley Bentayga. Then Miller drove the track in 10 minutes 49.9 seconds, beating the past leader, the Range Rover Sport, by almost two minutes.
In honor of the new record, Bentley has released a special version of the Bentayga Pikes Peak crossover. Instead of chrome parts, black appeared, two colors were added to the configurator: Deep Beluga Black black and Radium bright green, and 22-inch rims became two-color.
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