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Built to take part in this year’s GP Ice Race, it will be piloted by Junior WRC driver Catie Munnings
If you don’t know what the GP Ice Race is, think of it as the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but on ice. Participants range from manufacturers competing for glory on ice, owners of exotic cars, modern and classic rally cars, and enthusiasts who just want to get sideways on ice. The GP Ice Race features multiple events over a 600m long track, including a traditional race and an event called skijoring where a skier is towed by a car around the circuit. You don’t get to see that everyday, do you? Held in Zell am See, Austria, it will be the second GP Ice Race since its revival in 2019.
Bentley has unveiled its entrant for this year’s event, a Continental GT, packing the mighty 6-litre W12 which makes 626 bhp and 900Nm of torque. Thanks to the all-wheel-drive system and the studded Pirelli Scorpion tyres, you can expect at least some of that power being used for actually moving. Bentley has added a few more modifications to lend it a hand on ice — raised ride height, 15mm wider track and headlights from Lazer.
Other changes include an Akrapovic exhaust system, roof rack, and bespoke Bomber for Bentley Centenary Edition skis, of course. Safety wise it has a roll cage, on-board fire suppression system, racing seats and harnesses. The car is finished in a striking blue, black and white livery inspired by their Pikes Peak record setting Continental GT. The Continental GT will be piloted by Junior World Rally Championship driver Catie Munnings an FIA European Rally Championship Ladies Trophy winner and daughter of ex-rally driver Chris Munnings. Catie will be the first Bentley female racer in the modern era.