Bentley Bentayga becomes the Fastest SUV At Pikes Peak
There’s a fight being pursued in the Volkswagen Group to see who can make the speediest SUV. Porsche battles with top forms of the Cayenne, while Lamborghini takes it on with the new Urus. Yet, Bentley has laid its own particular claim to the prize, and established its standing this end of the week at Pikes Peak.
Driving a close generation spec Bentayga, veteran hillclimber Rhys Millen drove up the Colorado mountain in 10m49.9s.
That is insufficient to challenge parent organization Volkswagen’s record-breaking I.D. R racer, however, it was sufficient to assert the record for the speediest production SUV ever to enter the amazing Race to the Clouds.
According the Bentley, Millen’s time was about two seconds quicker than the past record for its composition. Through the 156 turns and about 5,000 feet of climb, Millen arrived at the midpoint of 66.5 miles for each hour (107 km/h), summoning every one of the 600 horsepower (447 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 NM of torque).
The Pikes Peak racer was mechanically stock. No changes were made to the 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces 600 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. Bentley additionally held the stock active anti-roll system, which utilizes electric capacity to change the anti-roll bars on the fly, keeping in mind the end goal to counteract body roll.
“To take a luxury SUV with minimal modifications and be able to drive up this course in under 11 minutes is a huge testament to the performance and level of engineering in the Bentayga,” said Millen. “I had a great run – the car was planted all the way up and gave me the confidence I needed to push hard.”
In festivity of the record run, Bentley has announced a special run of only ten limited-edition Bentaygas, unsurprisingly called the Pikes Peak Bentayga. Each will be fitted with the engine you need – that 6.0-liter W12 – together with two-tone 22-inch wheels, sparkle dark exterior itemizing supplanting the chrome, special Pikes Peak designs, and an inside decked out in black and lime leather and Alcantara trim, a carbon fiber splitter, side skirts, a diffuser and a back spoiler.
No word on cost, however you’ll be able to order it from August.