Bentley celebrates record with green monster

Riley Riley

Bentley is celebrating its Pikes Peak record with a striking limited edition Continental GT.

Just 15 of the cars will be built, distinguished by a carbon fibre body kit and eye-catching Radium by Mulliner paintwork, mirroring the colour scheme of the record-breaking car.

Gloss black detailing has also been added to the front lower bumper inserts, roof panel, wing mirrors and rear surfaces.

In June a Continental GT driven by three-time champion and former ‘King of the Mountain’ Rhys Millen, shaved 8.4 seconds off the record for the 20km hill climb, which climbs 1500m through 156 bends.

His time — just 10 minutes, 18.4 seconds.

Like the Continental GT that broke the Pikes Peak record, the limited edition features a twin turbo W12 engine which develops 467kW and 900 Nm of torque,.

The dash from 0-100km/h takes 3.7 seconds and it has a top speed of 333 km/h.

Acid Green brake disc callipers, Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tyres in Radium Finish and a Pikes Peak decal to the front bumper hint at the Limited Edition’s record-breaking lineage, while 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels in Gloss Black are standard.

An optional ‘100’ grille is a reminder the Continental GT’s impressive hill climb achievement took place in Bentley’s centenary year.

Inside the cabin, Alcantara with contrasting Radium thread stitching adorns the soft trim areas, matched with Beluga secondary hide.

The steering wheel features a honeycomb stitching design and a centre stripe, both in Radium — as per the Pikes Peak GT race car.

Carbon fibre fascias and wasitrails are complemented by a Piano Black centre console, all adding to the sporty theme.

The passenger-side fascia features a graphic showing a section of the Pikes Peak track, with five different graphics being used across the 15-car run, along with the record-setting time of 10:18.488.

Pikes Peak embroidery to the headrests in Radium stitching, Pikes Peak treadplates and exclusive B&O speaker covers in Black Anodised and Radium finish further enhance the interior appeal.

The Continental GT’s luxurious cabin includes the ground-breaking Bentley Rotating Display, deep pile overmats and Front Seat Comfort Specification.

The celebratory model is available to order now.

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