The luxury Bentley Bentayga SUV is to enter the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this summer, when the “race to the clouds” event takes place in Colorado on 24th June 2018.
Bentley Motors will compete in the Pikes Peak Challenge, with the award-winning Bentayga upholding the firm’s honour at the event.
The 600 bhp Bentley Bentayga will tackle the 12.42-mile Colorado Springs climb with record-breaking ambitions, aiming to navigate the 156 corners of ascending asphalt quicker than any other SUV before it.
A car is now being prepared for the competition by Bentley’s motorsport department at the company’s headquarters in Crewe.
Leading the project is Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, who comments: “Since its launch, the Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark with its unique combination of bespoke British craftsmanship, performance and grand touring ability.”
He added: “We hope to set another benchmark at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb by conquering the most demanding mountain road course in the world.”
Deploying 900 Nm of torque through intelligent all-wheel-drive and state-of-the-art air suspension (together with Bentley’s pioneering 48-volt active anti-roll system) the Bentayga delivers extraordinary dynamic ability without compromising refinement.
More details about the project, including an announcement of who’ll be behind the wheel, will be revealed in due course.