Author: Jack
POSTED ON 03 Jul 2019

Bentley Continental GT Clinches Production Car Pike’s Peak Record

With a gross weight just shy of three tons (that’s 2.6 imperial tons for those outside the States), it’s pretty hard to imagine a GT Continental hustling up 4,800ft of elevation in under 10:26.9 to become the Pike’s Peak production champion. That record by the way was set by Porsche 911 Turbo S back in 2012.

The 2019 Bentley Continental GT may not have a feather weight advantage, but the W12 twin-turbocharged power plant outputs an impressive 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. That’s good for a 0-60 second sprint in 3.6 seconds – which is rather quick for a massive boat.

With the aid of Bentley’s Active All-Wheel-Drive and Dynamic Ride system, and some fantastic driving from Rhys Millen, the stock GT (besides safety equipment of course) successfully completed the 12.5 mile hill climb in 10:18.488, clinching the production car record. Porsche is probably not thrilled about this.

It should be interesting to see if other manufacturers will join in the fray for Pike’s Peak production glory in the future. In the meantime, congratulations Bentley.