Friday, July 10, 2015

Bentley will produce seven handmade Continental GT Speeds inspired by Breitling jets

Bentley has revealed limited-edition versions of the Continental GT Speed, inspired by the Breitling Jets flying display team.
Built by the automaker’s personalization division Mulliner, the handcrafted models will debut at the Boeing Seafair Airshow in Seattle on July 31. Only seven examples of the limited edition model will be made and the automaker re-imagined the Continental GT Speed to mirror the distinctive look of the Breitling Jets. On the outside, it features a dual-tone split of Hallmark and Onyx with highlights color matched to the exact Pantone of Breitling’s unique Yellow, reflecting the trademark look of the L-39 Albatros Jets.

Inside, the same bespoke color scheme also features along with unique seats and new interior accents incorporating new stitching and logos for the upholstery. Each of the seven cars will be individually numbered and the dashboard’s carbon fiber fascia panel will showcase an image of the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation and finished in Breitling Yellow. The mechanicals of the cars have not been modified, which means that power comes from a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626bhp and 607lb ft. The Breitling Jets is the largest civilian flying display team in the world and has been active since 2003. Bentley has confirmed that all seven cars have already been sold and the owner of the car will receive the keys from the corresponding plane’s pilot.

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