Bentley Bentayga participating in Pikes Peak Hill climb

Bentley Bentayga has already announced that will participate in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24. This marks the first time Bentley is competing in the event.

Bentley Bentayga is currently preparing for the competition.; Competition will happen in Crewe, England. Brian Gush. Head of Bentley’s motorsport operations, is leading the project.

Bentley Bentayga is currently preparing for the competition

“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 said in a statement. “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.”

Although Bentley recently announced a new V-8 version, the competing Bentayga packs the more robust 6.0-liter W-12 engine good for 600 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. We’ve clocked the SUV hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, making it the quickest gasoline-burning SUV we’ve ever tested. But it will be a different challenge altogether tackling the 12.42-mile hill climb with 156 corners. During the competition, vehicles climb 4,720 feet all the way to the finish line at the mountain’s summit of 14,115 feet.

Bentley says it aims to tackle the hill climb quicker than any SUV before. It will announce more details, including the name of the driver, closer to the event.

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