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Bentley announces Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition to honor record-setting run

Save for a few safety and racing modifications, such as a roll cage, racing seats, and a fire suppression system (the rear seats were also removed, and a production-spec Apkrapovic exhaust was fitted), the Bentayga racer is almost identical to the Bentayga Pikes Peak edition.

Needless to say, if you wish to purchase a Bentayga W12 just like Rhys Millen's (minus the safety equipment), you can.

Mechanical specifications mirror those of the record-breaker, which means the auto has an active 48V anti-roll system, air suspension and the Bentayga Sports Exhaust as standard.

Only minimal changes were made to a standard production Bentayga in order to comply with the rules. In every other way, the Pikes Peak vehicle is a standard Bentayga, finished in eye-catching Radium Satin paintwork accented by the all-black chrome and carbon fibre body kit provided by Bentley's Black Specification.

Bentley has toppled the production SUV record at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and will celebrate the feat with a run of 10 special editions. However, not all of the cars will be finished in the dazzling Radium Satin lime green, as Beluga Black paint is also an option.

The Black Specification is included, replacing all exterior chrome with gloss black components and adding a carbon fibre splitter, side skirts, diffuser and rear spoiler.

Beyond that, the air suspension, 48V anti-roll system and Pirelli tyres came straight from the production auto. A subtle Pikes Peak motif adorns the front fenders.

Under the skin, the Pikes Peak Bentayga features the same engine and chassis systems as the record-breaking racer. The special edition SUV also gains a sport exhaust and the Touring specification that includes a head-up display, night vision, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and traffic assist that will operate the brakes, steering, and throttle in low-speed situations.

The Pikes Peak edition Bentayga will be available to be ordered both in the United States and Europe from August onwards.

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