Bentley desires so as to add a 3rd consecutive victory to their Pikes Peak efficiency, they already managed the Manufacturing SUV report and the Manufacturing Automotive report in 2018 and 2019, and now need to sort out the Time Assault 1 report with a really particular, bespoke constructed race automotive pushed by former ‘King of the Mountain’, Rhys Millen.
The brand new Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak has been particularly designed to compete for the Time Assault 1 report at this yr’s Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb going down on June 27 this yr, the 12.42-mile course shall be run on a biofuel primarily based gasoline, a primary for a contest Bentley, as a objective to supply sustainable fuels to Bentley’s prospects world wide.
This particular automotive is a closely modified Continental GT3 racer, run along with British Continental GT3 buyer workforce Fastr, who’ve efficiently campaigned their Bentley race automotive in time assault competitions within the UK. Groups from each Bentley and Fastr are working along with specialists from M-Sport in Cumbria to realize the utmost doable efficiency from the Continental GT3 bundle, earlier than taking the automotive to Colorado the place it will likely be pushed by Fastr with help from Ok-PAX Racing.
Taking the Time Assault 1 report can have this Continental GT3 Pikes Peak cowl the climb in lower than 9 minutes and 36 seconds whereas reaching a mean velocity of 78 mph over the 156 corners throughout a virtually 5,000 ft climb, however as the beginning is already at a 9,300 ft elevation, the end at 14,100 ft excessive comes with a 1/three much less density for the air in comparison with sea degree, which requires very particular settings for each the automotive’s aerodynamics and the engine tuning.
This 2021 Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak boasts the most important rear wing ever seen on a Bentley, an enormous rear diffuser helps even additional whereas the entrance has a two-plane splitter fitted along with huge ‘dive planes’ on both facet for optimum stability in these grueling 156 corners that must be taken on the highest doable velocity to achieve that record-setting time on the end.
At the moment the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak is present process remaining testing and fine-tuning within the UK, however the automotive will quickly be transported to the USA for high-altitude testing to ensure the automotive is as prepared as doable for the final word take a look at on June 27 on the 99th working of the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb.