June this past year saw Bentley announcing that they would take on the Pikes Peak challenge. By the end of the month, Bentley had claimed the record for a production car, ripping through the 156 corners and 12.42 miles in just 10:18.488 minutes. Driver Rhys Millen completed the feat, beating the previous record by 8.4 seconds—that’s an average speed of approximately 70 miles per hour. To celebrate the achievement, Bentley is making a limited edition Continental GT Pikes Peak. Only 15 of the cars will be made.
The Pikes Peak Continental GT will come in an exclusive color—Radium Green—that will adorn both the exterior and the stitching on the interior. The color was developed by the Mulliner personalization division. Complementing the green hue will be the brake calipers, which are done in Acid Green. The black trim and carbon body kit accentuate the green, making it even more eye-catching. In reference to the company’s 100th anniversary, the continental comes with an optional “100” in the grille. For the interior, Bentley mixed in plenty of Alcantara and Beluga leather. The headrests feature a Pikes Peak embroidery. Carbon fiber fills out the interior for the trim, while the center console is done in Piano Black. On the passenger’s side of the dashboard there is a graphic of the Pikes Peak course. Each of the 15 cars will feature a different section.
In line with the car that set the record, the 15 Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak cars will pack a serious engine. Specifically, they will feature the 6.0-liter W12—the same engine that is used in the grand touring coupe. With this engine under the hood, the Pikes Peak continentals will have 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque at their disposal. That’s enough power to get the car from 0 to 60 in just 3.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 207 miles per hour. Not that it’s recommended, but this special edition could probably replicate the record setting drive.
Bentley hasn’t said anything about pricing, but given that the regular Continental GT runs a base price of $216,400, you can expect the Pikes Peak version to cost a bit more.