Limited edition Bentley Continental GT boasts about its Pikes Peak record run

Bentley will build 15 of these cars to celebrate the Pikes Peak achievement.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak limited edition
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Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak limited edition

Loving this green color.


This year, Bentley secured a milestone as it celebrates its 100th anniversary as a prepped tackled the famed Pikes Peak hill climb. There, the British coupe set the new record for the quickest production car to run the hill climb with a 10:18.488 clocked time -- 8.4 seconds quicker than the previous record.

Naturally, the marque wants to celebrate the achievement. On Tuesday, Bentley revealed this limited edition Continental GT that sports the same exterior color as the the car that broke the record at Pikes Peak, a hue the firm calls "Radium." There's also a bunch of carbon fiber for good measure, too, which makes up the body kit. Gloss black accents find their way to lower part of the front bumper, the roof and the mirrors.

Keeping with the radical green color, Bentley finished the brake calipers in a similar color called Acid Green and the Pirelli P Zero tires boast lettering done in the same Radium hue as the exterior. A Pikes Peak decal sits at the front of the bumper as well, just to remind those that this Continental GT honors a special moment for Bentley. There's also an optional "100" grille if you feel like further toasting Bentley's centennial.

Bentley Continental GT honors Pikes Peak record with grand, green looks

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The cockpit is, naturally, a nice-looking place to be. Alcantara washes over the cabin with the Radium color tasked with contrast stitching duty. The same contrast color is present on the steering wheel, while carbon fiber and piano black inserts give this Continental GT a sporting vibe over luxury. The passenger side of the dashboard also receives a graphic depicting a part of the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak course.

Obviously, there's no V8 under the hood, since the record-breaking car employed Bentley's W12 engine. The massive power plant makes 626 horsepower.

Just 15 of these models will be offered and order books are already open. Best get moving if you want to add one of these coupes to a collection.

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