Bentley introduces a limited edition Continental GT to celebrate the Pike Peak record

Bentley has revealed a new special edition model celebrates the Continental GT’s production car record at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb earlier in June this year. Driven by three-time champion, former ‘King of the Mountain’ Rhys Millen, the W12-powered Continental GT managed to make its way to the top of the mountain through 156 turns in just 10 minutes, 18.5 seconds, which is 8.4 seconds faster than the previous record. The record-setting achievement was a fitting way to celebrate the British luxury carmaker’s 100th anniversary. Limited to just 15 examples, the special edition Continental GT wears the exclusive shade Radium green from the Mulliner personalization division that featured on the original Pikes Peak race car. The same color appears on the Pirelli P Zero Color Edition tires that wrap around 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels. To match the theme, the brake calipers are also finished in Acid Green color. Other special touches on the exterior include a carbon fiber body kit and gloss black trim that beautifully contrasts the green paint job. Additionally, the customers can also go with an optional “100” in the grille in recognition of the automaker’s centenary year.

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Inside the cabin, the special edition Continental GT gets Alcantara and Beluga leather upholstery with Radium green stitching. The headrests are embroidered with the Pikes Peak logo. The center console features a Piano Black finish, while the rest of the cabin gets carbon-fiber trim. The speaker covers feature Black Anodized and Radium finish. To make each of the 15 units of the special edition unique, a different section of the Pikes Peak course is featured as a graphic on the passenger side of the dashboard. Powering the special edition Continental GT is the same 6.0-liter W12 engine found in the regular version that churns out 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. It does the 0-60mph sprint in 3.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 207mph. Bentley hasn’t confirmed the price for the Pikes Peak Limited Edition as of yet.

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