The equestrian edition is inspired by the Cheltenham Festival and stems from the £1.5m Protective Bacalar
Bentley has revealed the first models of its defensive line collection - as Crewe the company aims to grow its defensive coachbuilding arm.
The Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition is a horse racing-themed special edition produced by order of the Bentley dealership in Bristol. It was inspired by “the most exciting and prestigious event for the horse racing calendar,” the Cheltenham Festival, says Bentley.
The luxury automaker has identified three pillars of the package to include: Classic, Custom Made and Collections. The package includes a classic started last year, with a 1939 Bentley Cornish on holiday and news of a continuation of the Birkin fan series, while a protective special order includes the £1,5m Bacalar revealed this week. The new model falls under protective collections.
The equestrian edition is finished in a specially commissioned green paint called Spruce, while the normally chrome-plated high-gloss trim, bezels, grille and Continental GT exhaust pipes are painted gloss black, in line with Bentley's recently added gems, specification. It rides on black 22 inch Mulliner driving spec wheels.
Inside, a saddle seat hide trim on top with horse and rider silhouettes plus a second green hide. Outlines also appear on the dashboard, along with gold details. The panel material is walnut wood and wooden box. Door inlays and rear quarter panel host diamond pattern tweed.
The special edition runs on the Bentley 6.0-liter W12 petrol engine, propelling it from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Pricing has not been revealed, but it will be significantly higher than the regular Continental GT with a starting price of £151,800.
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