Remember when Bentley ran the Continental GT into a Pikes Peak rally car? Well, they were successful in that endeavour, and six months after, the Crewe-based luxury brand released a very limited edition model that serves to celebrate their achievement.
Simply dubbed the Limited Edition Continental GT, the special is only limited to 15 examples and all are powered by the same twin-turbo W12 engine that allowed Bentley to achieve the record last July.
It is painted in a unique Radium paintwork by Mulliner and comes with a carbon fiber bodykit that gives it better aerodynamics. There are also neat touches of gloss black which can be seen on the front lower bumper inserts, roof panel, wing mirrors, and the rear trim. Meanwhile, massive 22-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires fill up the wheel wells, and are complemented by Acid Green disc brake calipers.
A Pikes Peak decal at the front bumper, along with the optional '100' front grill, remind would-be owners that the Continental GT achieved a record feat at its centenary year.
Open the doors and an Alcantara interior greets you inside. Contrast stitching finished in the signature Radium adorn the soft trim and is accented by the Beluga secondary hide. On the other hand, the steering wheel features a honeycomb stitching design which further adds to the Limited Edition's unique finish.
But perhaps serving as the centerpiece of the interior is the fascia placed on the passenger side which shows a section of Pikes Peak, along with the record setting time of 10:18.488. Aside from the Pikes Peak trim on the dashboard, Bentley also installed additional Pikes Peak-specific trim which include: door sill plates, and the unique logo placements on the headrests.
As mentioned before, this Continental GT is powered by a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W12 that delivers a whopping 624 PS along with 900 Nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, it can go from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 333 km/h.
With only 15 set to be built, this could be one of Bentley's most exclusive specials to date. And why wouldn't it be since it commemorates something that most manufacturers can only dream of doing; setting a world record at one of the most challenging hill climb events in racing history.