Bentley has announced that it will compete in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the Bentayga SUV. Even though Bentley recently unveiled the V8-powered Bentayga, the top W12-powered Bentayga will tackle the 12.42-mile Colorado Springs hill climb.

Bentley hasn’t announced who will pilot the Bentayga, but a special Bentayga is being prepared for the competition by Bentley’s motorsport department at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England. Leading the project is Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, who comments:

“Since its launch, the Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark with its unique combination of bespoke British craftsmanship, performance and grand touring ability. 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.”

The race kicks off on June 24, 2018.

Source: Bentley