Bentley exposed its Continental GT3 Pikes Top auto to us previously this year, yet was brief on engine information. That left us specifically interested, as Bentley foreshadowed great deals of adjustments as well as an assurance that it would certainly work on a sustainable biofuel. Obviously, even more power than requirement was anticipated.
Today, all the information of this wild Bentley are readily available. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine will certainly make “greater than” 750 horse power as well as 738 pound-feet of torque. That’s a 100 horse power rise over one of the most powerful road variation of the Continental, the Continental GT Rate.
Exactly How would certainly Bentley do it? For beginners, Bentley started with the GT3 race variation of its 4.0-liter V8, not the road variation. Bentley went to community on this race engine for Pikes Top anyhow. It has brand-new pistons as well as linking poles, plus the increase is shown up to 2.2 bar with bigger turbos. The carbon fiber consumption manifold is enhanced as well as made thicker than the common one. And also, one-off exhaust manifolds made from Inconel alloy by Akrapovic are fitted. The exhaust eventually leaves using extremely brief pipelines simply behind the front wheels. Not extremely Bentley-like.
Air conditioning is enhanced by a second air conditioning system placed in the back of the auto. The back home windows are traded for air scoops that network air via a 2nd radiator, stressful warm via air ducts in the trunk cover. Everything escape a devoted second water pump. An additional adjustment you’ll discover at the back is a brand-new driveshaft with a bigger size for far better resilience.
The biofuel Bentley utilizes is called 98 RON Renewable Competing Gas, as well as Bentley claims it is “a devoted mix of innovative biofuels particularly developed for motorsport, as well as is a technical tipping rock to sustainably-created eFuel with a greenhouse gas decrease of as much as 85%.” Bentley really did not claim what the discharges decrease was for this details biofuel in the Pikes Top auto.
When it pertains to dealing with, Bentley claims it has actually dramatically changed the GT3 configuration. It’s running even more camber ahead as well as back. Softer springtimes as well as anti-sway bars were fitted to permit even more body language as well as make the most of weight transfer for stopping (bear in mind all your stopping will certainly be done while going directly uphill). And also, the brakes themselves are freshly water-cooled to manage the severe lots that this hillside climb will certainly place on them.
You can keep an eye out for Bentley’s effort at a document on June 27, a day that will certainly note the 99 th operating of the Pikes Top International Hillside Climb Up.