Back in June, Bentley set the record of having the fastest production car to ever charge up the jagged edges of Pikes Peak. With three time-champion, Rhys Millen, behind the wheel, a specially-prepared Continental GT raced up the Colorado mountain course’s 5,000 feet of elevation and through its 156 bends in just ten minutes, 18.4 seconds. That was 8.4 seconds quicker than the previous record.
Green With Envy
To celebrate the accomplishment, the brand is releasing a limited edition run of Continental GT coupes. Just fifteen will be built, each closely matching the looks and feel of the actual record-breaking racecar.
On the outside, the batch will receive a carbon fiber body kit and Radium by Mulliner paintwork. All that green will be broken up with gloss black detailing on the front lower bumper inserts, roof panel, rearview mirrors, and rear panel. Other highlights include Acid Green brake calipers, wild Pirelli P Zero Color Edition tires sporting Radium Finish and a Pikes Peak decal on the front fender. The package will also include 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels in Gloss Black. For those that want it, an optional ‘100’ grille insert can be had, calling out that the hill climb took place in Bentley’s centenary year.
Inside the cabin, the green theme continues with Radium thread highlighting the seats and door panels and headrests, which receive an embroidered Pikes Peak logo. Just like the racer, the steering wheel features a honeycomb stitching design and a center stripe, also in Radium. The striking color is also used in the speaker covers. There’s unique treadplates and carbon fiber accents. The passenger side of the dash receives a graphic showing a section of the mountain course and the record-setting time.
Power for the grand tourer comes from a W12 engine, developing 626 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque. Those kinds of figures, besides breaking records, propel the massive coupe from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds and help it scoot to a top speed of 207 mph.
Pricing hasn’t been announced although dealers started taking orders this month.