Bentayga claims production record and bragging rights for SUVs at Pikes Peak

Bentayga claims production record and bragging rights for SUVs at Pikes Peak

Vahsholtz is a Colorado native who comes from a family of Pikes Peak champions and has established a series of victories of his own.

Just as parent company Volkswagen, Bentley too set out to beat a record.

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To celebrate the success of new record, Bentley released a special edition model which is limited to just 10 units around the world and it is built by Mullinar which is the bespoke department of Bentley. Going up nearly 1,500 meters and taking on 156 corners, Bentley says the Bentayga averaged 107 km/h. These changes include race seating in the front, removal of the rear seating, the addition of a roll cage, and the addition of a fire suppression system. However, not all of the cars will be finished in the dazzling Radium Satin lime green, as Beluga Black paint is also an option. All exterior chrome has been swapped for gloss black as part of the exterior black pack, and there's a "subtle" Pikes Peak graphic on the front fenders. The vehicle gets a Pikes Peak logo on its carbonfibre fascia and numbered treadplates. Paul Dallenback behind the wheel of a Range Rover Sport in 2014 set the record for fastest production SUV at Pikes Peak Hill Climb by finishing the course in 12 minutes and 35.6 seconds. Bentley has also given production spec Akrapovic sports exhaust and the Bentayga rides on performance Pirelli tyres.

Adaptive air suspension and Bentley's unique and world-first 48V electric active anti-roll control system (Bentley Dynamic Ride) ensure the flawless balance between refined ride comfort and optimum body control. Spoilsports. Just 10 Pikes Peak Editions will be made, with customers in the United States and Europe able to order one from August. It uses the standard 6.0-liter twin turbo W12 which still produces 600 PS and 900 Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. Limited to just 10 models, the SUV will feature a number of interior and exterior design elements in the same shade of Radium green that covers the Pikes Peak vehicle.

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