Porsche 911 GT2 RS Prepares To Tackle Pikes Peak

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Watch out, Bentley.

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb is one of the most challenging motorsport events in the world, pushing cars and drivers to the absolute limit. It's also incredibly dangerous: one false move will send you careering off a cliff. Covering 12.42-miles, the treacherous mountain circuit reaches a peak altitude of 14,115 feet above sea level. It's the perfect location for automakers to show off a car's capabilities. Bentley has achieved multiple lap records and is hoping to set another one with the new Continental GT3 Pikes Peak.

This year, Champion Racing will take on Bentley at the 99th Pikes Peak Hillclimb with a heavily modified Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.

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This marks the return of Champion's iconic livery to motorsport, which debuted on a Champion Racing Porsche GT2 at 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1995 and has been modernized for the new hillclimb car. To improve the car's aerodynamics, the 911 GT2 RS is fitted with a large rear wing and a front splitter.

Behind the wheel will be Romain Dumas, who is no stranger to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Back in 2018, Dumas set an all-time record in the Volkswagen ID.R after climbing the mountain circuit in seven minutes and 57.148 seconds.

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It looks like Bentley will have some stiff competition this year. You'll get to see the Porsche 911 GT2 RS in action at Pikes Peak next month.

No performance specifications have been released for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS hillclimb car, but the production car it's based on packs a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine producing 690 hp and 553 lb-ft, which is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic. This setup enabled Porsche to set a new Nurburgring production car lap record with the 911 GT2 RS back in 2018, although it's since been beaten by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

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