The Bentley Bentayga is Going Racing!

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Bentley has announced the Bentayga will compete at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Set to take place in Colorado on June 24, the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will mark the first time the British automaker has ever competed in the race. The 600-horsepower, W12-powered SUV will take on the famous 12.42-mile course with record-breaking ambitions, as Bentley hopes to do it quicker than any SUV before.

The car is being prepared for competition by Bentley’s motorsport department at the automaker’s headquarters in Crewe, England.

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More details on the car and its driver will be announced at a later date.

“Since its launch, the Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark with its unique combination of bespoke British craftsmanship, performance and grand touring ability,” said Brian Gush, Bentley’s director of motorsport. “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.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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