Bentley will stop manufacturing of its venerable W-12 engine in April 2024, with the limited-edition Batur coupe confirmed because the final mannequin to function the engine.
Nevertheless, till then you possibly can nonetheless order a Bentley with the engine, together with new Velocity Version 12 fashions that function design components celebrating the engine.
Revealed this week, there’s a Velocity Version 12 model for every of the Bentayga, Continental GT, Continental GT convertible, and Flying Spur mannequin traces, with manufacturing of every of the 4 variations restricted to 120 examples worldwide.
Because the title suggests, the Velocity Version 12 fashions are based mostly on Bentley’s Velocity grade, and the output of their turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12 engines is boosted to 650 hp.
The vehicles include a number of design enhancements, together with distinctive badging, a numbered engine plaque, and a dashboard with the W-12’s firing sequence etched alongside an inlaid “Version 12” badge.
Patrons have their selection of exterior shade, together with a brand new shade developed for the automotive known as Opalite. It is described as a mix of grey and inexperienced and has a delicate copper impact that may be seen in shiny sunshine. All the vehicles include the Blackline bundle that darkens the outside chrome, along with 22-inch wheels and silver brake calipers.
Every of the vehicles additionally comes with a scale mannequin of the W-12’s block, forged out of aluminum taken from an precise W-12 engine.
Bentley first launched the W-12 in 2003 with the Continental GT and by the point manufacturing involves an finish, Bentley estimates that greater than 105,000 examples could have been constructed. Bentley hasn’t mentioned what powertrain will substitute the W-12, although rumors level to a brand new plug-in hybrid setup that includes a turbocharged V-8 because the internal-combustion element.