Ten examples of special-edition Bentayga arrive as nod to hill climb success; the original record-run car has tackled the far easier Goodwood hill climb

The Bentley Bentayga that completed the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 10min 49.9sec with two-time Pikes Peak champion Rhys Millen behind the wheel has been shown in action in the far less challenging Goodwood hill climb at this year's Festival of Speed.

Bentley also announced that it will offer W12 versions of its luxury SUV with bespoke features inspired by the record-breaking car. Ten special-edition versions of the Bentayga will be produced to celebrate its record time for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak.

Finished by Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house coachbuilding service, the Pikes Peak model comes in either Beluga black or Radium. It sits on 22in wheels, finished with a bespoke two-tone design of the two aforementioned shades.

Bentley’s Black Specification pack is added as standard, replacing all exterior chrome with gloss black. It also adds a carbonfibre splitter, side skirts and diffuser, while a rear spoiler is crafted from the same material.

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Drawing links to the record run is a Pikes Peak motif that sits on the front wheel arches.

Inside, the cabin is trimmed with Beluga leather, featuring Alcantara inserts and contrasting lime accents. The steering wheel and gearlever are also trimmed in Alcantara, while the headlining is made with Eliade cloth. The car gets a Pikes Peak logo on its carbonfibre fascia and numbered treadplates.

Like the car that took to the iconic hill, no changes have been made to the W12 engine. It produces 600bhp and 664lb ft of torque, and drives all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Bentayga Sports Exhaust and Touring Specification pack are fitted as standard.

Although Bentley won’t announce pricing until the car goes on sale in Europe and the US in August, it’s fair to assume a hefty increase on the standard W12 car’s £162,700.

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25 June 2018

Close inspection of the graphic and inscription on the passenger side dashboard suggests only 5 examples. Still too many. I miss the dignified gentleman’s express of old. 

25 June 2018
Viscount Biscuit wrote:

Close inspection of the graphic and inscription on the passenger side dashboard suggests only 5 examples. Still too many. I miss the dignified gentleman’s express of old. 

maybe it's 5 of each of the 2 colours?


25 June 2018

Tacky as fcuk.

XXXX just went POP.

25 June 2018

Theyve made a tacky, flashy and ugly car, tackier, flashier and uglier. I guess they've seen it works for Mansory, Kahn etc and have decided to cut out the middleman. 

25 June 2018

...... to add to it’s revolting appearance....

Steam cars are due a revival.

25 June 2018

to tempt drug dealers and premiership footballers away from their Cadillac Escalades.

Citroëniste.

26 June 2018

 Haven’t you seen Vinyl wrapped Bentayga yet?, this color is tame by comparison, live and let live, you don’t like it? that’s fine but others do......

Peter Cavellini.

26 June 2018

Jealousy is alive and well in 2018

 

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