Bentley has confirmed that it intends to prepare and build a Bentayga for participation in the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
To repeat: Bentley wants to race its new SUV at one of the world’s most demanding hill climbs, to become the quickest SUV to have ever tackled 156 corners and 12.42 miles of prime Colorado mountain. Jaw, meet the floor.
Naturally, the Crewe carmaker has turned to the most powerful iteration of its Bentayga – the 600bhp, W12-engined SUV – for the attempt. Match that 600bhp with 663lb ft of torque, a 0-62mph time of four seconds, four-wheel drive, air suspension and a 48-volt anti-roll system, and you’re looking at a very heavy, very expensive and very determined instrument of speed.