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Automotive Ice Racing

Bentley Customized Its Continental GT for the GP Ice Race in Austria

— February 1, 2020 — Autos
Bentley is entering its Continental GT into the GP Ice Race, which takes place in Austria and runs from February 1-2nd. In order to get the Continental GT ready for the race, the automotive company is making some changes to the vehicle. Participating in the race will allow the brand to showcase its cars capabilities, even in harsh environments.

The reworked Continental GT features a W12 engine, that is able to produce 626 horsepower, as well as 664 pound-feet of torque. Bentley also included a roll cage in the car to protect the driver, as well as a fire prevention system. The car was also retrofitted with racing seats and a harness. Additionally, a customized exhaust system, created by Akrapovic, was added to the car.


Image Credit: Bentley
Trend Themes
1. Automotive Ice Racing - Automotive companies can explore customizing their cars for extreme environments and showcase their capabilities.
2. W12 Engine - Automotive companies can innovate by improving the power and performance of their engines.
3. Customized Exhaust Systems - Automotive companies can collaborate with manufacturers like Akrapovic to create unique exhaust systems.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Industry - Automotive companies can invest in R&D to create cars that are adaptable to extreme climates.
2. Motorsports Industry - Motorsports companies can look into organizing more races that take place in unique settings like ice and snow.
3. Engineering Industry - Engineering companies can collaborate with automotive manufacturers to design and develop car components that are durable and safe for racing.
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