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Bentley Continental GT to attempt Pikes Peak record
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9th Jun 2019
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Bentley Continental GT to attempt Pikes Peak record

The livery of the Bentley Continental GT coupe which will compete in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been revealed. As part of the company's centenary celebrations, the car will wear the number 100 when it goes up the mountain in Colorado. To be raced by Rhys Millen, Bentley is hoping the lightly modified Continental GT will be able to set a new Time Attack 2 production car record.
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Derek Fung
The week's top news stories: June 9, 2019
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8th Jun 2019
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The week's top news stories: June 9, 2019

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
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Scott Collie
2020 Porsche Taycan spied again
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7th Jun 2019
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2020 Porsche Taycan spied again

The all-electric Porsche Taycan has been spied near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany this week, ahead of a reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September. It appears Porsche is doing less and less to conceal the final design of its first EV, though the colourful wrap is a little distracting from the slinky four-door coupe lines. There's a clear link to the Mission E concept that previewed it, along with a blend of styling cues from the 911 and Panamera.
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James Wong
Mercedes-AMG makes record-breaking 310kW 2.0-litre turbo
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6th Jun 2019
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Mercedes-AMG makes record-breaking 310kW 2.0-litre turbo

Mercedes-AMG has commenced production of the world’s highest-output turbocharged four-cylinder engine, produced on a brand-new factory line at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach. The new hand-made ‘M139’ 2.0-litre turbo replaces the ‘M133’ engine that was built at a different site, and while it shares the same displacement, it’s almost entirely new. It’ll power Mercedes-AMG’s fleet of compact pocket rockets, starting with the new-generation A45 AMG hot hatch.
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Mike Costello
Watch the VW ID. R set a new Nurburgring record
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6th Jun 2019
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Watch the VW ID. R set a new Nurburgring record

Earlier this week, Romain Dumas shattered the Nurburgring Nordschleife record for electric vehicles with the Volkswagen ID.R. His time (6:05.336) is almost six seconds faster than Stefan Bellof – the long-time lap record holder – could do in a Porsche 956 racer, and around 40 seconds faster than the existing electric record holder, the Nio EP9.
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Scott Collie