Bentley, along side buyer group Fastr and M-Sport, have revealed a Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak automotive that can tackle the formidable Hill Climb in Colorado on June 27 2021 with the goal of setting the Time Assault 1 report.
This isn’t Bentley’s first try at a world report try across the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, it already holds information for a manufacturing SUV and manufacturing automotive, utilizing the Bentayga W12 and Continental GT respectively.
The selection of automotive is a closely modified Bentley Continental GT3, which now runs on biofuel, so it’s inexperienced, too! The entire automotive has been reengineered along side buyer racing group Fastr and M-Sport. Underneath the bonnet is similar 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, however with the facility ramped as much as 11. As you may see from the pictures, that is no peculiar GT3 automotive, it’s been equipped for Pikes Peak with an intensive aero package, all angled upwards to direct airflow. The aero package features a new aggressive diffuser and two-plane entrance splitter with dive planes. Oh, and there’s a aircraft wing on the again to assist preserve issues hunkered down.
The earlier Time Assault 1 report (closed cockpit, production-based automobiles) was set by a Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport in 2020, finishing the near-5000ft climb in 9 minutes and 31 seconds. To interrupt the report, the Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak automotive might want to negotiate the 156-corner hill climb at a median of 78mph. To do that, Bentley has employed the talent of three-time Pikes Peak champion Rhys Millen.
The revealing of the Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak automotive, the marque has additionally introduced its dedication to a renewable fuels analysis and improvement programme, to assist energy Bentleys of previous and current in a sustainable method. The biofuel powering the Pikes Peak automotive represents an 85% discount in greenhouse gasoline emissions over common gas.