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First Bentley Pikes Peak Continental GT Built, Ready For Delivery

Powered by the turbo Bentley W12 engine found in the record-breaking car, the Pikes Peak Continental GT will be delivered starting September 2020.

Less than a week before the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a Continental GT wrapped in greenish finish rolled off the production line at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England. But this isn’t just any Continental GT, a supercar in Grand Touring form. It’s the first of 15 limited examples of the Pikes Peak Continental GT. Why did Bentley create this special edition and what sets it apart? Let’s take a look.

Great Bentley Milestones

As reported by HotCars, the Bentley Continental GT – driver by Rhys Millen – became the fastest production car at Pikes Peak in 2019 after completing the hill climb in 10 minutes and 18.488 seconds, beating the previous record by 8.4 seconds. A year prior, the Bentley Bentayga became the fastest SUV at Pikes Peak in 2018 with a time of 10 minutes and 49.9 seconds.

These two feats represent great milestones for Bentley, proving that the car could be both dynamic and opulent. The carmaker was so ecstatic with the achievements that it announced later in 2019 that it would honor the Pikes Peak record holder with a special edition. That special edition is the Pikes Peak Continental GT.

Just Like The Pikes Peak GT

The Pikes Peak Continental GT follows the color scheme of the record-breaking car: a greenish Radium by Mulliner exterior finish with a carbon fiber body kit. Several exterior parts feature gloss black detailing, with an optional ‘100’ grille available. Featuring a Pikes Peak decal on its front bumper, the limited edition rides on 22-inch gloss black Mulliner Driving Specification wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition rubbers. Acid Green brake disc calipers can be seen through the wheels.

Carbon fiber trim is abundant inside the Pikes Peak Continental GT. Separated by a black center console, its Alcantara seats feature Radium thread stitching, with headrests stitched with Pikes Peak embroidery (Radium). The steering wheel has a Radium-colored honeycomb stitching design and center stripe. Its front fascia dons Pikes Peak track graphics and 10:18.488 numbers, referring to the car’s record time.

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