When you consider Pikes Peak, you consider sports activities vehicles and race vehicles, tuned to perfection, stripped to the barest necessities inside, and able to roar up a mountain street.
You don’t, nonetheless, take into consideration Bentley consolation, poise, and class. And but, in 2019, Bentley sent a Continental GT, modified solely to be inside security guidelines for the run, as much as the Peak.
They did it in 10 minutes, 18.488 seconds.
Very late final yr, Bentley announced that to celebrate, they had been going to make 15 Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak version vehicles. They would have the identical “Radium by Mulliner” coloured paint because the record-setting automotive, in addition to have particular inside particulars together with extra of the particular inexperienced coloration, particular seats, and even a grille accent stating “100” to mark the truth that the achievement passed off on Bentley’s centenary.
Now, in line with a press release from Bentley, the manufacturing run has began, with the Mulliner division constructing the vehicles. The first of the 15 has rolled off the road, and is being set to start transit to its proprietor.
It is anticipated to see one to 2 vehicles produced per 30 days, because of the exacting customary that Bentley Mulliner has about match and end. This means your entire 15 automotive run ought to be out to all prospects by early subsequent yr.
The vehicles will probably be powered by the identical 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine that powered the unique automotive, tuned to match its 626 HP and 630 lbs-ft of torque.
An attention-grabbing word about the best way that the vehicles are being numbered is that the carbon fiber sprint fascia can have one of many 5 timing sections of Pikes Peak pinstriped onto it, together with the report setting time stamp. This signifies that throughout the 15 vehicles, solely three can have the identical part of the monitor painted on by hand earlier than the carbon fiber is lacquered.
And in case you had been questioning, they had been all offered in late 2019 to chose Bentley prospects.