Bentley Drops Onboard Footage From Rhys Millen’s Record Pikes Peak Run

Bentley released the very impressive onboard video of its Pikes Peak record run, showing Rhys Millen pushing a Continental GT to its limits for over 10 minutes. More specifically for 10 minutes and 18,488 seconds.

By doing so, the Bentley Continental GT became the fastest production car in the history of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, shattering the previous record by 8.4 seconds.

2019 is Bentley’s centenary year and what better way to celebrate than with another record. The British car maker wanting the break the production car record ever since a Bentayga became the fastest SUV of the hill climb last year.

Also Read: Bentley Continental GT Breaks Pikes Peak World Record For Production Cars

The car with the number 100 on its doors is a twin-turbo W12 model, powered by a 6.0-liter engine with 626hp and 664lb-ft (900Nm) of torque. Thanks to its permanent all-wheel drive and its snappy eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the new Continental GT is capable of a 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and of a 207mph top speed (333km/h).

The only differences over a standard Continental GT were the addition of a roll cage, a fire suppression system and a set of racing buckets, complete with their harnesses, for obvious safety reasons.

“This is an amazing finish to a wet, snowy 2019 run at Pikes Peak”, said Millen after setting the record. “We came here with one goal in mind, and that was to be the fastest production car up the mountain and set a new record. It was an incredible week. Today was a challenge with what Mother Nature threw at us, but the Continental GT held strong all the way to the top, and we are now Number One.”

 

  • robotlogic

    I can’t get past how tattered and worn his gloves look.

    • ace_9

      They look like that when they are new. I guess there is no real need for making them look nicer. The functionality is by far the most important.

      • robotlogic

        I’m always at track days and none of the guys I run with have glove that look that bad. They kind of look like the fireproof gloves a stuntman would ware.

  • Ben

    I don’t care what anyone says about the Bentley CGT being “fat”. Watching that climb was like watching a 320lbs linebacker do backflips and finish the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Physics have been rebuked from Bentley’s R&D laboratory.

  • Super Rob

    If you have ever driven up that road to the top, you feel exactly like Rhys Millen did, even going much slower. Once you get above the tree line, it is scary when the drop is right next to you.

    • benT

      I could not walk up it for the same reason…………..

  • SteersUright

    Wow!!! Just wow!!
    Something so awesome about seeing that leather lined interior being driven that hard. What a great sound from that V12 and those instant shifts from the PDK. Current Bentley Coupe is truly the most impressive GT I can think of at this moment.

    • Bikie Wright

      W12 not V12

  • Da Only Skid

    Very nice. Please Bentley petition for a road race on the Tail of the Dragon. Oh, I need a loaner. Thank you.

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