To celebrate their success at the Bathurst 12 Hour race, Bentley are offering two special edition Continental GT S coupes for Australia only. The pair have been designed by Bentley’s Mulliner personalisation division and Bentley Sydney.
To set them apart from the regular Continental GT S coupe are the styling elements from the number 7 Continental GT3 race car that finished first at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.
The first car’s exterior is a bright Apple Green that matches the colours of the race car with a Beluga (black) roof, exterior mirrors, lower bumper, and trunk-lid trim. In addition, it features the Blackline Specification that replaces the exterior chrome with polished black from the front splitter to the rear diffuser, all done in carbon fibre. The most obvious reference to the race is the number 7 on the grille.
The interior replicates the exterior colour palette – black upholstery and green piping, stitching, and trim. You can find “Bathurst” stitched into the headrests while a metal overlay of the Mount Panorama track is affixed to the carbon fibre dashboard fascia along with the names of the drivers on the centre console.
The second car follows a lot of the same design cues from the first, but instead painted in Silver Tempest – the launch colour of the second-generation Continental GT3 in 2017. This is the version that went on to win the race. Other than that, they are the same car.
The specs look like this: 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unchanged from the previous versions capable of 542 hp (404kW) and 770Nm, plus 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds. The S models receive a sport exhaust system and the Bentley Dynamic Ride system, improving the handling.
Pricing hasn’t been announced but we can expect it to be north of the standard GT S priced at $459,600 AUD.
A fun little addition is a 1:18 scale model of the winning car that comes with each of them.