Bentley building 15 Pikes Peak-edition specials

Cars get exclusive features and celebrate record-run up the mountain in 2019

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Bentley's new special edition Pikes Peak car, this one without the decal along its flank | Bentley photos

Bentley has issued a news release celebrating the completion of the first of 15 special Pikes Peak Continental GT by Mulliner cars to commemorate the record-run up the Colorado mountain in 2019. 

The cars feature “exclusive Radium by Mulliner paintwork, carbon fiber body kit, Acid Green brake disc calipers, and Pirelli P Zero Color Edition Tyres,” the company said, adding that 35 percent of the vehicles also will wear the optional mountain decal, just like the record-setting race car.

Race car is parked nearby as first special-edition Pikes Peak Bentley comes off the assembly line (note decal on side of the car)

Additional features include Alcantara interior with Radium contrast stitching and accents, carbon fiber trim and speaker covers in a Black Anodized and Radium finish.

It was at the 2019 Pikes Peak Hillclimb that a Bentley Continental GT set a production-car record with driver Rhys Millen reaching the summit in 10 minutes, 18.4 seconds, breaking the former record by 8.4 seconds.

All 15 Pikes Peak-edition cars, powered by 626-horsepower, twin-turbocharged Bentley W12 engines, have been allotted and those deliveries begin in September, Bentley added.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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