The Bentley factory team wants to run a record in the Time Attack 1 category this year on the Pikes Peak uphill, for which purpose a special design has been built from a Continental GT3 racing car that increases performance with technical solutions that are otherwise prohibited by regulations.
The power of the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo has been increased to 750 horsepower and 1,000 Nm, and you know that with renewable fuel. New pistons and connecting rods have been added to the block to withstand a maximum filling pressure of 2.2 bar, which also justifies a thicker-walled intake manifold, the titanium exhaust system was made with 3D printing by Akrapovic, the pipes ending behind the front wheels. The car also received a second cooling system, the heat exchanger was placed in the rear of the car, and fresh air flows here in place of the rear side windows. Mobil 1 has created engine and transmission oil specifically for this racing car.
The side tilt of the wheels in the chassis has been reduced because the Pikes Peaken has relatively slow corners, using the softest springs available for the racing car with the softest stabilizers. The brakes were water cooled. With the huge front-rear spoilers, the amount of clamping force was increased by 30% without changing the balance; the largest rear wing ever mounted on a Bentley can be admired in the car. The factory was assisted in the development by a barn called Fastr, who are otherwise involved in racing Continental. Rhys Millen will be the pilot on June 27, when the race will take place on the 19.99 km long course, which is studded with 156 turns, and they will be spending time testing for the next two weeks.
Source: Autó-Motor by www.automotor.hu.
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