To be exact, the rear seats were ditched and the front seats replaced by lightweight racing seats. R, and Rhys Millen hustled a lightly modified Bentayga up the 156 corners of Pikes Peak in 10:49.9 - a handy 1:45.71 quicker than the last Production SUV-class record, set by a Range Rover Sport in 2014.
Just 10 Pikes Peak Edition cars will be made, and they're earmarked for the United Kingdom and US, so don't expect to see one on the road in Australia anytime soon.
The Pikes Peak Bentayga will be available to order from August for customers in the U.S. and Europe.
"Congratulations to all at Bentley Motorsport and to Rhys Millen and his team", Bentley's Member of the Board for Sales & Marketing, Chris Craft, said. The Pikes Peak ditches the regular Bentayga's brightwork in favour of black trim.
No matter which exterior color the buyer chooses, 22-inch wheels fill out the wheelwells and feature a Beluga and Radium two-tone finish. The interior is finished in Beluga leather with Alcantara and Key lime accents. Its tyres were selected from Pirelli's DOT-marked range, and a production-specification Akrapovic sports exhaust was fitted, but in every other way record-setting auto was a standard production model. "The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak has now set the fastest time in the history of this hill climb, which spans more than 100 years-that speaks volumes for electric mobility", he added. Bentley announced the Pikes Peak Bentayga on Monday, which honors the record-setting nameplate with a design inspired by the actual Pikes Peak racer.
Under the skin it's the Bentayga's 6.0 litre W12 with 600bhp, ZF eight-speed 'box, four-wheel drive, Adaptive Air Suspension, 48V electric active anti-roll control, Bentley Sports exhaust and Touring Specification Pack. Order books will open in August for USA and European customers.