Bentley's Pikes Peak Continental GT is ready to kick ass
But will they break the record?
In 2018, Bentley broke a Pikes Peak record using a Bentayga and then broke another one in 2019 with a Continental GT, but are now back again to smash another up-hill record.
This time they are entering a Continental GT3 car which looks like the most bonkers thing ever to come out of the Bentley factory. It looks a bit like Prince William if he wore American football gear and a huge rear wing.
To set this new record, it will need to complete the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in less than nine minutes and 36 seconds at an average speed of 78 mph. This is easier said than done as the twisty mountain course has 156 corners and tops out at 14,000 feet above sea level.
In order to make the Continental GT3 fit for Pikes Peak, the race car's aerodynamics and powertrain have been extensively modified to create the "most extreme road-car-based Bentley in history."
At the rear, this Continental GT3 features the largest rear wing ever fitted to a Bentley along with a prominent and rather intimidating-looking rear diffuser. It is of course powered by a 4.0L turbocharged V8, like the road car's engine, but has been modified with "carefully selected biofuel" to develop "significant horsepower."
It is a true hill climb monster, but is it quick enough to complete Pikes Peak in less than nine minutes and 36 seconds? All will be revealed on June 27th at the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.