Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Limited Edition celebrates Pikes Peak record run

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Rhys Millen piloted a largely stock Bentley Bentayga to victory in the production SUV class. The front seats were replaced with racing items, while the rears were removed to make way for a roll cage. "The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has now set the fastest time in the history of this hill climb, which spans more than 100 years, which speaks volumes for electric mobility".

The Bentley Bentayga has set a new production sport utility record at Pikes Peak. The Bentayga was driven by two time world champion Rhys Millen and Bentley completed the hill climb in just 10 minutes and 49.9 sec which is nearly two seconds faster than Range Rover Sport at an average speed of 107 kmph around the course.

"Limited to just 10 cars, the Bentayga Pikes Peak is created by Mulliner and comes with either a Black or Radium paint job, 22" alloys in Beluga with Radium accents, all the exterior chrome replaced with gloss black, carbon fibre splitter, diffuser and spoiler and a Pikes Peak badge on the front wings.

Adaptive air suspension and Bentley's unique and world-first 48V electric active anti-roll control system (Bentley Dynamic Ride) ensure the ideal balance between refined ride comfort and optimum body control.

The VW I.D. R vehicle in which Dumas made the record is something which has impressed the onlookers and other people concerned with the racing that goes on at Pikes Peak. A Pikes Peak logo has been added to the carbon fiber fascias and numbered Pikes Peak tread plates. Inside the Pikes Peak Bentayga, Key Lime accents mesh with Beluga leather, Alcantara, and an Eliade cloth headliner. Limited to just 10 models, the SUV will feature a number of interior and exterior design elements in the same shade of Radium green that covers the Pikes Peak auto. It uses the standard 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 which still produces 600 PS and 900 Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The special edition model booking begins from August and it will be available in USA and Europe.

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