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Bentley to hit the peak with biofuels

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Bentley is to run a renewably fuelled car at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The modified Continental GT3 racer will power its way through the 12.42-mile UK course running on a biofuel-based petrol.
This first step marks the start of a longer programme that will investigate both biofuels and e-fuels for their potential to power Bentleys in a sustainable way.
The adoption of renewable fuel for this project signals the start of a long-term ambition for Bentley, initiating a research and development programme that aims to offer renewable fuels to customers.
Combustion-engine Bentleys will still be produced for the next nine years – and Bentley’s new project aims to make those cars as sustainable as possible through the use of innovative fuel technologies.
Bentley’s member of the board for Engineering Dr Matthias Rabe said: “We are delighted to be returning to Pikes Peak for a third time – now powered by renewable fuel, as the launch project for another new element of our Beyond100 programme.
“Our powertrain engineers are already researching both biofuels and e-fuels for use by our customers alongside our electrification programme – with intermediate steps of adopting renewable fuels at the factory in Crewe and for our company fleet.
“In the meantime, the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak will show that renewable fuels can allow motorsport to continue in a responsible way, and hopefully it will capture the third and final record in our triple crown.”