The Bentley Velocity Version 12, an tribute to an icon

To have fun the outstanding W12 engine that has powered its efficiency flagships and certainly the model since 2003, Bentley has created the limited-edition Velocity Version 12. Powered by probably the most profitable 12-cylinder engine of the fashionable period, the Velocity Version 12 fashions are a becoming farewell to a rare engineering achievement.

Based mostly on the Velocity specification Bentayga, Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Continental GT Convertible, the Version 12 package deal options many distinctive design enhancements. These embrace Version 12 badging, numbered engine plaque, Version 12 embroidery, coloration graduated seat distinction stitching, and a fascia in Grand Black veneer with the engine firing sequence etched alongside an inlaid Version 12 badge.

Solely 120 of every of the 4 fashions shall be produced, guaranteeing that the Velocity Version 12 will change into a uncommon and sought-after tribute to an engine that has powered the corporate’s automobiles – and its fortunes – for twenty years.

In 2003, Bentley’s W12 engine heralded a brand new period for the corporate because the powertrain for the primary all-new mannequin below Volkswagen Group possession, the Continental GT. The distinctive W-formation of the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 enabled it to be 24 % shorter than an equal V12 with no compromise in energy, effectivity, or refinement. Ever since, steady evolution has seen a 37 % enhance in energy and a 54 % enhance in torque, together with a 25 % discount in emissions. Within the Velocity Version 12 fashions, the W12 now develops as much as 659PS (650 bhp) @ 5000-6000 rpm, whereas the famed Bentley ‘tidal wave’ of torque sees a peak of 900Nm reached at simply 1500rpm and continues unabated via to 5000 rpm.

The exterior options of the Velocity Version 12 fashions are delicate but fastidiously curated, making it immediately recognizable to these within the know. Among the many distinctive particulars are silver brake calipers, which aren’t out there for some other Bentley mannequin. Continental GT and Convertible fashions function Velocity Version 12 badges on the entrance fender whereas Bentayga and Flying Spur fashions carry Version 12 badges on the rear quarter along with the prevailing Velocity badge. Opening the bonnet reveals a numbered Version 12 plaque in delight of place on the engine’s cowl.

Different exterior options embrace Blackline specification exterior brilliant ware, 22” black painted Velocity alloy wheels, and self-leveling wheel badges. A brand new paint coloration, Opalite, is on the market as an choice: a lightweight grey-green, it has a delicate copper impact that glows in brilliant sunshine.

Version 12 welcome lamps and illuminated treadplates greet drivers and passengers with an inside of hand-crafted individuality. All Version 12 fashions can be found with Bentley’s Velocity coloration splits; the principle coloration, Beluga black can both be chosen as the only real upholstery coloration or complemented by Brunel blue, Cricketball crimson, Linen, or Orange. The veneer in every case is excessive gloss Grand Black.

Distinctive options of this restricted version embrace seats with Mulliner Silver piping and embroidered Version 12 namestyle. The higher seat areas are quilted and distinction stitched in a graduated three-color ‘fade’ from Anthracite via Porpoise to Stratos. Quilted door panels are distinction stitched.

The organ cease air vents are additionally distinctive, that includes the numeral ‘12’ machined from strong on the face of the management. As one other pleasant element, the Grand Black veneer facia dealing with the entrance seat passenger options the firing sequence of the W12 engine etched alongside an inlaid Velocity Version 12 badge.

As a ultimate contact, clients will obtain a exact 15 % scale mannequin of the Bentley W12 block as a commemorative artifact for show on desk, cupboard, or shelf. The size mannequin W12 engines are forged utilizing aluminum taken from a full-size W12 engine block and can function a everlasting memento of certainly one of Bentley’s most vital and highly effective engines.