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Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak racer puts out 750 horsepower on biofuel

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Bentley revealed its Continental GT3 Pikes Peak automobile to us previously this calendar year, but...

Bentley revealed its Continental GT3 Pikes Peak automobile to us previously this calendar year, but was quick on motor details. That still left us particularly curious, as Bentley foreshadowed loads of modifications and a guarantee that it’d run on a renewable biofuel. Of course, more electric power than conventional was predicted.

These days, all the details of this wild Bentley are out there. Its four.-liter twin-turbo V8 motor will make “more than” 750 horsepower and 738 pound-ft of torque. Which is a 100 horsepower improve above the most potent avenue variation of the Continental, the Continental GT Velocity.

How’d Bentley do it? For starters, Bentley began with the GT3 race variation of its four.-liter V8, not the avenue variation. But Bentley went to town on this race motor for Pikes Peak anyway. It has new pistons and connecting rods, plus the boost is turned up to 2.2 bar with larger turbos. The carbon fiber intake manifold is reinforced and designed thicker than the conventional a single. Additionally, a single-off exhaust manifolds designed from Inconel alloy by Akrapovic are fitted. The exhaust in the end exits via pretty quick pipes just guiding the front wheels. Not pretty Bentley-like.

Cooling is reinforced by a secondary cooling method positioned in the rear of the automobile. The rear windows are traded for air scoops that channel air as a result of a second radiator, exhausting warmth as a result of ducts in the trunk lid. It all runs off a committed secondary drinking water pump. A further improve you’ll uncover at the rear is a new driveshaft with a larger diameter for greater durability.

The biofuel Bentley utilizes is termed 98RON Renewable Racing Gas, and Bentley suggests it is “a committed mix of sophisticated biofuels especially designed for motorsport, and is a technological stepping stone to sustainably-established eFuel with a greenhouse gas reduction of up to 85{ed0b873b90f1b87a4f3b347f1646a477c6eee9bccb9dcbe5ac9cb67a3d16495a}.” Bentley failed to say what the emissions reduction was for this particular biofuel in the Pikes Peak automobile.

When it will come to managing, Bentley suggests it has substantially modified the GT3 set up. It’s working considerably more camber in front and rear. Softer springs and anti-roll bars had been fitted to allow for more human body motion and increase body weight transfer for braking (preserve in intellect all your braking will be accomplished whilst heading straight uphill). Additionally, the brakes on their own are recently drinking water-cooled to cope with the serious hundreds that this hill climb will place on them.

You can watch out for Bentley’s endeavor at a record on June 27, a day that will mark the 99th working of the Pikes Peak Global Hill Climb.

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