Limited-edition cabriolet pays tribute to the Bentley Blower race car, featuring unique colour options and specification.
Bentley Motors has revealed the Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner (breathes), paying homage to the legendary Bentley Blower of 1929.
Limited to just 100 units globally, the limited-run drop-top Continental is said to be a modern interpretation of the 1929 racing car (above), which also set the Outer Circuit record at the Brooklands race track, Surrey, in 1932.
The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition is available with either Dragon Red II or Beluga exterior paint, with a Claret or Beluga fabric soft-top.
Bespoke features include the Bentley Black Line specification, Carbon Body Kit package, the Bentley Centenary Specification Pack, a painted Number 1 front grille, an 18-carat gold fender badge, jewelled filler and oil caps, and 22-inch MDS wheels in either Cricket Ball or Gloss Black finish.
Inside, the special edition gets a new colourway with either Cricket Ball or Beluga main leather contrasted with Heritage hide on the seats and door pads, and debossed ‘B’ insignia on the headrests and door inserts.
There’s also a Grand Black wood veneer with 18-carat gold plated organ stops, Alcantara trim for the steering wheel and gear level, along with a ‘Number 1’ tread plate insert.
Like the ‘standard’ car, power in the Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition comes from a 6.0 TSI twin-turbo W12, making 467kW of power and 900Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Bentley claims a 0-100 time of just 3.8 seconds – keep in mind this thing weighs 2.4 tonnes – on its way to a top speed of 333km/h.
CarAdvice has contacted Bentley’s local division regarding local availability and pricing for the Number 1 Edition by Mulliner, and is awaiting a response.
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