Bentley rounds off centenary trio with Continental No 1 Version

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Agency pays tribute to 1929 Brooklands lap file holder with limited-run Continental GTC

Bentley has paid tribute to its 1929 Blower race automotive with the brand new Continental GT No 1 Version by Mulliner.

Based mostly on the Continental GT Convertible, the No 1 could be had in both pink or gray and options plenty of bespoke styling components that, the agency says, “rejoice among the pioneering people from the marque’s first 100 years”. 

The No 1 is supplied with a Centenary trim bundle that provides commemorative badges to the bootlid and wheels, distinctive LED lighting patterns and bespoke inside components. The #1 is painted on the grille, in reference to the model’s historic motorsport markings, and a carbonfibre physique equipment is fitted as commonplace.

Additional styling upgrades embody 18-carat gold badging, jewel-encrusted oil and gasoline filler caps, and 22in alloy wheels completed in darkish pink or gloss black. 

The Continental’s rotating infotainment show now incorporates a miniature duplicate of the Bentley Blower’s distinctive wheel spinner, fashioned from a bit of piston taken from the unique automotive.

The particular version is powered by the usual mannequin’s twin-turbocharged 6.Zero-litre W12 engine, with energy despatched by a dual-clutch eight-speed gearbox. 

The No 1 Version completes a trio of limited-run fashions Bentley has unveiled as a part of its centenary celebrations. 

Final yr’s Mulsanne W.O. Version celebrated firm founder Walter Owen Bentley, and the lately revealed Continental GT Quantity 9 was styled after the agency’s 1930 Le Mans racer. As with the sooner automobiles, simply 100 No 1 fashions will probably be made. 

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The Bentley Blower, named for its distinguished supercharger, set the Outer Circuit lap file on the now-closed Brooklands race circuit in Surrey in 1932. 

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