BENTAYGA BREAKS SUV RECORD AT PIKES PEAK
- Bentley Bentayga smashes Manufacturing SUV report at Pikes Peak
- Rhys Millen completes course in 10:49.9
- Close to-production specification Bentayga W12 averages 66.5 mph
- Restricted Version mannequin introduced to rejoice report run
(Crewe, 25 June 2018) The Bentley Bentayga has once more demonstrated its excellent efficiency credentials by claiming the outright report for a manufacturing SUV on the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb.
Pushed by two-time champion Rhys Millen (NZ), the Bentayga accomplished the 12.42-mile course in simply 10:49.9 – taking practically two minutes off the earlier report by averaging 66.5 mph. Climbing virtually 5,000 ft via 156 corners, the Bentayga deployed its distinctive mixture of a 600 bhp, 900 Nm W12 engine, adaptive air suspension, energetic electrical 48V anti-roll management and carbon ceramic brakes to set a surprising new benchmark.
Bentley’s Member of the Board for Gross sales & Advertising, Chris Craft, feedback:
“This report proves the excellent dynamic capacity of the Bentayga – demonstrating once more how Bentley Motors is the one automotive firm on the planet that may mix pinnacle luxurious and breath-taking efficiency. Congratulations to all at Bentley Motorsport and to Rhys Millen and his staff.”
Talking instantly after his run, Rhys Millen commented:
“What an unimaginable machine. To take a luxurious SUV with minimal modifications and have the ability to drive up this course in underneath 11 minutes is a large testomony to the efficiency and stage of engineering within the Bentayga. I had an important run – the automotive was planted all the best way up and gave me the boldness I wanted to push exhausting. I’m delighted to take the SUV report for Bentley and for everybody that’s been concerned on this venture.”
Solely minimal adjustments have been made to a typical manufacturing Bentayga so as to adjust to the principles. The entrance seats have been changed with racing variations whereas the rear seats have been eliminated, and a roll cage and hearth suppression system have been put in. Tyres have been chosen from Pirelli’s DOT-marked vary, and a production-specification Akrapovic sports activities exhaust was fitted. In each different approach, the Pikes Peak automotive is a typical Bentayga, completed in eye-catching Radium Satin paintwork accented by the all-black chrome and carbon fibre physique package supplied by Bentley’s Black Specification.
Hanging Restricted Version Bentayga celebrates new report
To rejoice the record-breaking run, Bentley is in the present day saying a brand new Restricted Version Bentayga, strictly restricted to simply ten automobiles. Created and handcrafted by Mulliner – Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division – the Pikes Peak Bentayga is an homage to the achievements of the Bentayga W12 on the mountain.
The Pikes Peak Bentayga options of variety of eye-catching parts. The outside is completed both in deep Beluga black paint or placing Radium, with 22” wheels in a bespoke two-tone end of Beluga with Radium accents. The Black Specification is included, changing all exterior chrome with gloss black elements and including a carbon fibre splitter, facet skirts, diffuser and rear spoiler. A refined Pikes Peak motif adorns the entrance fenders.
Contained in the automotive, a Mulliner Design Color Break up marries Key Lime accents with Beluga leather-based, with Alcantara inserts to the seats and doorways. The steering wheel and equipment lever are additionally trimmed in Alcantara, and the headlining is technical Eliade fabric. A Pikes Peak emblem decorates the carbon fibre fascias, and numbered Pikes Peak treadplates full the inside.
Beneath the pores and skin, the Pikes Peak Bentayga options the identical engine and chassis methods because the record-breaking racer. Bentley’s iconic 6.Zero-litre twin turbo W12 offers 600 bhp and 900 Nm, fed via a ZF eight velocity automated transmission to everlasting four-wheel drive. Adaptive air suspension and Bentley’s distinctive and world-first 48V electrical energetic anti-roll management system (Bentley Dynamic Experience) guarantee the right stability between refined journey consolation and optimum physique management. The Bentayga Sports activities Exhaust and Touring Specification pack full the automotive.
The Pikes Peak Bentayga shall be accessible to order from August for patrons within the US and Europe.