Volkswagen Group had a good year at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Not only did its electric race car , but one of its lesser-known entrants took home a class trophy, also.
Rhys Millen piloted a largely stock Range Rover Sport. The only modifications to the vehicle were for safety and regulations -- a bit of weight removal, plus an added roll cage, sports exhaust, racing seat and fire suppression system.to victory in the production SUV class. Its 10:49.9 time slashed nearly two whole minutes off the previous record of 12:35.61, achieved in a 2014
Bentley needed to average about 60 mph across all 12.42 miles and 156 turns in order to secure the record. The 600-horsepower Bentayga averaged 66.5 mph, so clearly Bentley didn't have all that much to worry about.
To celebrate the occasion, Bentley will release a limited-edition version of its first production SUV. Limited to just 10 models, the SUV will feature a number of interior and exterior design elements in the same shade of Radium green that covers the Pikes Peak car. There are a few Pikes Peak logos spread about the interior, as well, in addition to numbered doorsill plates. Customers in the US and Europe can order one starting in August.