Bentley has revealed a very special version of its Continental GT created in collaboration with its bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, inspired by the iconic Bentley 'Blower' of the 1930s.
Limited to just 100 units globally, the Continental GT Number 9 by Mulliner celebrates 'No.9', the supercharged Bentley Blower that Sir Ralph Stanley 'Tim' Birkin raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Headlining the special-edition appointments are No.9 badging, a matching '9' graphic on the front grille like the race car, 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification alloy wheels in either Viridian Green or Beluga Black, the Black Line package and carbon bodykit. Available exterior finishes are Viridian Green or Beluga Black, like the wheels.
Inside, the heritage leather options are Cumbrian Green or Beluga, with 'increased gloss levels' applied to the seats, inner door panel and 'other areas'. Debossed 'B' logos also adorn the headrests and door panels, just like they did in the Blower.
On the dashboard Bentley has applied 'Engine Spin', also known as 'Turned Aluminium', which was a popular racing car and aviation trim in the 1920s and 1930s due to its limited light reflection properties.
There's also an exclusive British Jaeger clock face in the centre console, inspired by the Blower's vintage dials and manufactured using similar methods from that area.
Finally, there's a Bentley Blower artefact integrated into the Bentley Rotating Display – a wood insert from the seat of Birkin's No.9 Le Mans racer, along with 18 carat gold-plated organ stops and '1 of 100' treadplates.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Bentley's local division said: "Pricing is TBC and availability is by customer order only. There are only 100 units being manufactured globally".
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