R Pikes Peak received a sporting seal of approval from the outset, which it more than earned on its record-breaking run, if not before.
According the Bentley, Millen's time was almost two seconds faster than the previous record for its type. Bentley plans to issue a limited edition model celebrating the achievement. Dumas' new all-time record of 7m 57.148s is now top of the list of Pikes Peak champions, which includes such acclaimed drivers as Loeb, Walter Röhrl, Michèle Mouton, Stig Blomqvist, Nobuhiro (Monster) Tajima and the father and son duo of Rod and Rhys Millen. "I had a great run - the auto was planted all the way up and gave me the confidence I needed to push hard". R, Bentley also managed to claim the production SUV record.
The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has been dominating headlines from the 2018 edition of the world famous hill climb race, and for good reason too!
To comply with regulations the Bentayga had racing seats installed, and the rear seats were removed to make way for a roll cage and fire suppression system were installed.
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Just 10 Pikes Peak Edition cars will be made, and they're earmarked for the United Kingdom and U.S., so don't expect to see one on the road in Australia anytime soon.
Prices have not been announced for the Pikes Peak Bentayga, although expect a significant jump in price over the standard W12 Bentayga, which starts from £162,700. Every piece of chrome is also replaced with black components, and carbon fiber adorns the splitter, side skirts, diffuser, and rear spoiler. The interior is finished in Beluga leather with Alcantara and Key lime accents. The dash features carbon fibre inserts, which are completed with a Pikes Peak logo. Bentley's iconic 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 provides 600 bhp and 900 Nm, fed through a ZF eight speed automatic transmission to permanent four-wheel drive.
Although Bentley won't announce pricing until the vehicle goes on sale in Europe and the USA in August, it's fair to assume a hefty increase on the standard W12 car's £162,700.