To have a good time 20 years of the Continental GT, Bentley Motors is internet hosting a four-month program of distinctive fashions, drives, and occasions that kicks off right this moment on the Shanghai Auto Present with the debut of a one-of-one Continental GT S. This distinctive automobile showcases a number of bespoke Mulliner options, together with commemorative badging, inlays and design motifs marking 20 years of the automobile that has outlined the fashionable period of Bentley Motors.
The outside of the particular GT S for Shanghai is the strikingly sinister Magnetic darkish gray metallic, complemented by black chrome and black 22” 10-spoke sports activities wheels however with a splash of coloration offered by pink brake calipers. The black-and-red theme is carried into the inside, with a duo-tone end in Beluga and Hotspur leather-based with Piano Black.
A bespoke inside includes a distinctive Mulliner colorway, dual-finish fascias and waistrails and bespoke detailing to the middle console and treadplates. The higher fascia veneer is in Granite Stone, giving a uniquely tactile end, whereas the decrease veneer is in Grand Black and includes a laser-etched overlay celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Continental GT. A pink pinstripe separates the 2 finishes, stretching throughout the fascia from door to door and passing throughout the higher vanes of the bullseye air vents.
The treadplates proudly show two silhouettes, one of many 1st era Continental GT and the second of the third era, representing the 20 years of the fashionable GT. The identical design could be discovered on the middle console, while the LED welcome lamp within the door has a singular design celebrating the anniversary of the enduring grand tourer.
Launched in 2003 as the primary all-new Bentley of the fashionable period, the primary with all-wheel drive, and the primary to characteristic the modern W12 engine, the Continental GT helped to propel Bentley to its present standing as probably the most sought-after luxurious automobile model on the planet.
On the time of its launch in 2003, the Continental GT supplied a singular mixture of beautiful design, supercar efficiency, and unmatched craftsmanship. It was hailed because the quickest real four-seat coupé on the planet with a prime velocity in extra of 190 mph (300 km/h), and a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds). With no comparable rivals at its worth level, the Continental GT swiftly grew to become a world sensation, defining a brand new market sector.
Now in its third era, the Continental GT and its stablemate the Continental GTC proceed to garner awards and accolades. In 2022 the Continental GT Pace received the revered Robb Report Automotive of the 12 months award; remarkably, the Continental GT V8 S succeeds it as Automotive of the 12 months winner for 2023. The Continental GT additionally achieved back-to-back wins on the Auto Motor und Sport awards in February 2023, successful the luxurious class import class for the second yr in a row in a ballot of greater than 101,000 readers.