Bentley Continental GT Limited Edition Released in Honor of Pikes Peak Record

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Earlier this summer, a Bentley Continental GT driven by Rhys Millen broke the Pikes Peak record in the production car category, setting the new time to beat at 10:18.488 minutes. That achievement is now celebrated by Bentley with a Limited Edition of the Conti GT.
Restricted to a production run of just 15 units, the limited edition hopes to bring at least part of the record car’s glamour on the average road. The car is supposed to feel, drive, and most importantly look as close to Millen’s car as possible.

The Pikes Peak record-breaker was painted green, and so are these special 15. Carefully crafted by Bentley’s Mulliner division, the cars look as close to the original as not to be able to tell them apart.

The GT was gifted with a carbon fiber body kit in the same color scheme as the record car, complete with black detailing to the bumper, roof, and parts of the rear, and even the special grille, boasting large numbers spelling 100 can be optionally specified.

The GT rides on 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tires, the same used on the race car. Beneath them, the brake calipers are painted Acid Green.

Changes have been made to the interior as well. The steering wheel replicates the one on the race car, with a honeycomb stitching design and a center stripe, and there’s a graphic showing a section of the Pikes Peak track on the passenger side fascia. The numbers 10:18.488 are also there to attest to the car’s record run at Pikes Peak.

No changes have been made under the hood, where the usual – if it can be called that – W12 sits. Developing 626 bhp and 900 Nm of torque, the engine can pull the car along to the 62 mph mark in 3.7 seconds, and then all the way to a top speed of 333 kph (207 mph).

Bentley did not say how much it plans to charge for the Continental GT Limited Edition.
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