The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak looks wild
It runs on renewable fuel
Bentley has revealed the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak - the racer that will try and set a new ‘Time Attack 1’ record at the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Needless to say, it looks wild.
Bentley claims that this it is their 'most extreme road-car-based' and they aren't wrong. Many eagle-eyed viewers must have seen *that* wing and before you jump to the comments, we can confirm that this is the 'biggest rear wing ever fitted to a Bentley'.
The GT3 Pikes Peak is powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged engine that has been thoroughly tinkered. As a result the engine can deliver all its power even at 14,100 feet above sea level.
That's not all because we haven't even got to the most exciting bit of this car. We are told that it can run “various blends of fuels" which are currently being tested. This car can run on biofuels/renewable fuels which can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85 per cent. WOW
Bentley says: “This first step marks the start of a longer programme that will investigate both biofuels and e-fuels for their potential to power the Bentleys of past and present in a sustainable way.”
This is not the first time a carmaker is going for different fuels. Porsche are looking to use synthetic fuels and keep the ICE alive. If Porsche and Bentley can do this, then we might see ICE cars for some more time.