Bentley Continental GT Limited Edition celebrates 2019 Pikes Peak victory
The Bentley Continental GT became the fastest-ever production car to complete the iconic American hill-climb course
• Only 15 cars will be produced• Carbon-fibre exterior parts and an exclusive colour are offered• Available to order now
Bentley has launched a limited-edition model of the Bentley Continental GT to celebrate the car’s victory at the Pikes Peak hill-climb course in June 2019. The course, in Colorado, is almost 12.5 miles long, climbs nearly 5,000ft and incorporates 156 corners.
A Continental GT beat the previous record for a production car, set by a Porsche 911 Turbo S in 2015, by 8.4 seconds. The Bentley reached the summit of the climb in a time of 10:18.4.
Just 15 special-edition models will be produced and all will be painted either black or in a retina-searing lime green. The green is borrowed from the colours used on the winning car, while gloss black detailing is used on the roof, wing mirrors and front bumper inserts for contrast. The side trim, rear number plate surround, exhaust surrounds, tailgate panel and the standard 22-inch alloy wheels are all painted black too. The brake calipers and Pirelli P Zero tyres, meanwhile, are painted bright green.
The ‘100’ grille shown in these images is optional, should you wish to celebrate the fact that the victory came in Bentley’s centenary year.
Bentley has used Alcantara (a suede-like fabric) liberally through the cabin, on the seats, steering wheel and on other touchpoints. Each car gets a piano black lower centre console and carbon-fibre trim. Matching the outside of the car, all the stitching, the steering wheel centre marker and the B&O speakers are lime green. On the passenger side, the dashboard features one of five Pikes Peak graphics, while there are Pikes Peak door plates too.
The 15 cars all come with the 626bhp 12-cylinder ‘W12’ petrol engine that’s capable of getting the Continental from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 207mph, while you can expect around 23mpg if you’re conservative with the throttle pedal.
Special edition cars: the best, worst and weirdest
Bentley Bentayga gets major facelift for 2020
Updated Peugeot 5008 starts at £29,585
Cupra Formentor SUV review
2020 Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback: base model starts at under £30k