Bentley has extensively modified its Continental GT3 racer to compete in the Time Attack 1 class at this one year’s Pikes Height International Hill Climb
No longer deliver material with bagging the manufacturing vehicle story the employ of a stripped-out Continental GT in 2019, Bentley is upping the ante for its Pikes Height International Hill Climb shenanigans this one year. The design is to ship up an extensively modified Continental GT3 racer, with the target of it turning into the quickest-ever Time Attack 1-class vehicle. All over all but again, Rhys Millen will be behind the wheel.
One tier down from the mad as a box of frogs ‘Limitless’ class, the story for which remains to be held by the VW IDR, Time Attack 1 is populated by manufacturing-essentially based closed-cockpit machines. It’s still imaginable for the performed product to stray rather removed from its motorway vehicle origins, nonetheless, as evidenced by the GT3 Pikes Height’s huge rear hover.
Unsurprisingly, it’s the largest rear hover ever fitted to a Bentley. The giant aero portion works together with an equally outlandish two-plane front splitter that includes huge dive planes and an infinite rear diffuser. There are additionally cooling air scoops changing the rear windows.
Since that is essentially based on Bentley’s GT3 vehicle, there’s a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 up front, instead of the firm’s unfamiliar 6.0-litre W12. It’s obtained some unspecified adjustments, serving to the unit construct “main horsepower” even while sucking in the vastly less dense air at Pikes Peaks’ 14,100 toes-excessive enact line. It would sound loads mad too, on account of the quick side-exit employ stores.
Though the GT3 Pikes Height doesn’t exactly negate ‘environmentalism’ whenever you take a look at at it, there is an eco-pleasant angle to the project. It’ll bustle on a “biofuel-essentially based fuel” that will decrease emissions by as much as 85 per cent.
The level of all this, Bentley says, is that 80 per cent of the vehicles it’s ever sold are still ancient this day. The 2030 electrification plans are all smartly and factual, nonetheless if the logo is interested in cleaning up, it wants to model out the vehicles already available. “This first step marks the starting up of a longer programme that will evaluate each and every biofuels and e-fuels for their ability to strength the Bentleys of past and most as much as the moment in a sustainable manner,” the press commence states.
The Continental GT3 Pikes Height’s take a look at and development phase has appropriate begun in the UK. Rapidly, it’ll be sent to the USA to be attempting out at bigger altitudes. We’ll uncover to gaze it in action at the 99th running of the Pikes Height International Hillclimb, which takes space on 27 June.