Bentley claims Pikes Peak Hill Climb record

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The Bentley Continental GT has broken the outright record for a production car at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, USA.

Driven by three-time champion Rhys Millen, the Continental GT finished the 20km course in just 10:18.488 taking 8.4 seconds off the previous record and averaging 112km/h.

Bentley’s director of motorsport, Brian Gush, said, “This new record once again proves that the spirit of endeavor and desire to push the boundaries of automotive performance remain at the beating heart of Bentley. It clearly demonstrates the Continental GT’s astonishing breadth of ability.”

Climbing 5,000ft through 156 bends, the 12-cylinder W-format engine at the heart of the Continental GT helped to claim the record.

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