Maybe it's the green paint?
Back in 2019, three-time rally champion, Rhys Milen, took a Bentley Continental GT up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and smashed the production car record with a time of 10 minutes and 18.488 seconds. Milen obliterated his previous record time, set in a Bentley Bentayga, on the 12.42-mile course by more than 30 seconds. To commemorate this achievement, Bentley announced a limited edition of the Continental GT based on the modified car that broke the record.
The first example in a limited series run of 15 Pikes Peak Continental GT by Mulliner cars just finished assembly at Bentley's carbon-neutral factory in Crewe, England. Wearing an outrageous shade of Radium by Mulliner paintwork to match the record car, this limited edition Continental looks wild sitting on the same production line with other Bentleys.
In addition to the outrageous paint color, the Pikes Peak special edition also wears a carbon fiber body kit, Acid Green brake disc calipers, and Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tires. Bentley says 35 percent of customers (five cars) also opted for the mountain decal, which is the same as the record-holding car. Inside, the leather and Alcantara interior match the exterior with Radium contrast stitching and accents, carbon-fiber fascias, an outline of the Pikes Peak course on the dash, and B&O speaker covers with a Black Anodised and Radium finish.
"Bentley has always built cars that are a magical combination of bespoke craftsmanship and everyday usability. With Mulliner, we have increased the boundaries of our production system through bespoke highly personalized products and small series limited editions," says Peter Bosch, Member of the Board for Manufacturing.
All 15 vehicles are already allocated with deliveries starting in September 2020. Bentley says the cars will be spread across the globe from New Zealand to America. Pricing for the Pike Peak Edition starts at $74,143 above the standard car, which starts at $218,900. A 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 produces 626 horsepower, just as it does in the standard car, and is good for 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph.