Bentley begins production of 15 Pikes Peak Continental GTs

Bentley begins production of 15 Pikes Peak Continental GTs

After nearly a year of launch, the first Bentley Pikes Peak Continental GT out of a total of 15 units finished production and entered the testing phase before being delivered to the owner.

The Pikes Peak Continental GT is a special edition based on the Continental GT that set the record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With Rhys Millen behind the wheel, that Continental hit 10 minutes 18,488 seconds, 8.4 seconds faster than the old record racer David Donner set with the 911 Turbo S.

It is also Millen’s second record with Bentley in this race, the first record is with the Bentley Bentayga in the fastest SUV segment. Pikes Peak Hillclimb Challenge is the world’s toughest mountain pass, timed race with a distance of more than 20 km and 156 curves. However, that’s not what makes this race so tough, it’s about the weather and the difference in elevation between the start line and the finish line up to nearly 2,000 meters (starting at 2,835 meters and ends at 4,298 meters).

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