Goodwood 2018: Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak record run car shown

Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak launched to celebrate record run

Bentley’s Pikes Peak record-holding Bentayga has been shown at Goodwood

Ten examples of special-edition Bentayga arrive as nod to hill climb success at the weekend; the original record run car has taken the far easier Goodwood hillclimb

The Bentley Bentayga which completed the Pikes Peak hillclimb in 10min 49.9sec with two-time Pikes Peak champion Rhys Millen behind the wheel, has been shown in action in another hillclimb event – taking to the far less challenging Goodwood hillclimb at this year’s Festival of Speed.

Bentley also announced that it will offer W12 versions of its luxury SUV with bespoke features inspired by the almost standard, record-breaking car. 10 special-edition versions of the Bentayga will be produced, to celebrate its record time for a production SUV at the weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Finished by Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house coachbuilding service, the Pikes Peak model comes in either Beluga black or Radium. It sits on 22in wheels, finished with a bespoke two-tone design of the two aforementioned shades.

Bentley’s Black Specification pack is added as standard, replacing all exterior chrome with gloss black. It also adds a carbonfibre splitter, side skirts and diffuser, while a rear spoiler is crafted from the same material.

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Drawing links to the weekend’s result is a Pikes Peak motif that sits on the front wheel arches.

Inside, the cabin is trimmed with Beluga leather, featuring Alcantara inserts and contrasting lime accents. The steering wheel and gearlever are also trimmed in Alcantara, while the headlining is made with Eliade cloth. The car gets a Pikes Peak logo on its carbonfibre fascia and numbered treadplates.

Like the car that took to the iconic hill, no changes have been made to the W12 engine. It produces 600bhp and 664lb ft of torque, and drives all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Bentayga Sports Exhaust and Touring Specification pack are fitted as standard.

Although Bentley won’t announce pricing until the car goes on sale in Europe and the US in August, it’s fair to assume a hefty increase on the standard W12 car’s £162,700.

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Source: Autocar Online

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