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Bentley's Continental GT3 Pikes Peak was the fastest sustainably powered race car in the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

30 Jun 2021 | International News : U.S.A

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak proved to be the fastest race car running on renewable fuel in the 2021 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, finishing second in the Time Attack category, and a stunning fourth overall.

The car, driven by racing driver Rhys Millen, crossed the finish line in 6:36.281 minutes, despite suffering a late engine issue. This time was good enough to beat all other sustainability-focused entrants, including fully electric competitors.

Snow and ice near the summit meant that the finish line was repositioned to be lower down the mountain at 3,895m, cutting out the last third of the normal course. This made Bentley's Time Attack record breaking ambitions impossible to realise. A few corners from the finish, a boost pressure problem meant 16 seconds were lost, dropping Millen back to second place in class.

This record marks the start of a long-term renewable fuels initiative under Bentley's Beyond100 programme, having the ultimate goal of being able to offer genuinely sustainable fuels to Bentley customers.

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