In a spectacular homage to two decades of automotive excellence, Bentley's renowned Mulliner personalization division has taken the wraps off a bespoke Continental GT Speed at the prestigious Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.
Paying tribute to the inaugural Continental GT that graced the roads in 2003, this unique masterpiece stands as a testament to Bentley's commitment to timeless design and unparalleled luxury. The sole specimen of its kind, this extraordinary vehicle now belongs to a distinguished collector residing in the United States.
Glistening under the spotlight, the resplendent exterior of the Continental GT Speed shines in an elegant Cypress Green hue, exuding an air of refined opulence. Stepping into the cabin is akin to entering a realm of bespoke elegance, where Saddle brown leather embraces occupants in lavish comfort, artfully complemented by the exquisite Burr Walnut wood veneer trim.
An artistic interplay of open-pore and high-gloss finishes graces the woodwork, rendering a tactile experience that elevates the senses. Adding subtle dashes of distinction, the cabin showcases tasteful accents in Special Green, harmoniously culminating in exquisite contrast stitching.
Embellished treadplates bear the inscription "20 years of the Continental GT by Bentley Mulliner," encapsulating the spirit of this singular creation.
Enhanced Aesthetics and Performance
Impeccably equipped, the Bentley Continental GT Speed boasts the Blackline, Touring, and Styling Specification packages, presenting an exterior adorned with polished black brightware.
Carbon-fiber elements grace the front splitter, side skirts, diffuser, and trunk lip spoiler, seamlessly merging form and function. Towering on the landscape, 22-inch wheels, finished in the sophisticated Dark Grey Satin, lend an air of dominance to the vehicle's stance, perfectly accented by the self-leveling center caps.
This extraordinary tribute is the culmination of Bentley's year-long celebration of the Continental GT's 20th anniversary. Earlier this year, the brand unveiled an exclusive model at the Shanghai Auto Show, captivating audiences with a Magnetic Dark Grey exterior and striking 22-inch black chrome wheels.
A fusion of Beluga and Hotspur leather combined with Piano Black trim set the interior ablaze, underscored by a striking red stripe gracing the dashboard. Moreover, Bentley paid homage to the 1953 R-Type Continental, translating its elegance into the modern era through a unique Continental GT.
This splendid creation boasted an Old English White exterior, accentuated by brilliant chrome detailing and distinctive 22-inch black wheels. Inside, Cricket Ball brown leather and Burr Walnut trim created an ambiance of refined nostalgia.
The legacy of the 2003 Continental GT, inspired by the 1952 R Type Continental, lives on through this remarkable tribute. The pioneering twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine, producing 552 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, resides as a nod to Bentley's dedication to relentless innovation.
In a world where automotive brilliance constantly evolves, this bespoke Continental GT Speed stands as a beacon of the past and the future, blending classic design with contemporary engineering mastery.