Bentley celebrates its Bathurst win with two commemorative Continental GT S models
The most famous motor race in Australia is without a doubt the Bathurst 12-hour, and back in 2020 Bentley took victory with its Continental GT3 racer completing a record 314 laps in the process. As a rather belated homage to this win, Bentley has now launched two unique versions of the Continental GT S.
The project was spawned by Bentley’s personalisation team at Mulliner and its Bentley Sydney branch. The two cars feature design tweaks inside and out, sharing a number of characteristics with the winning race car.
The first car is painted in Apple Green – inspired by the livery of the racer. Other changes over the standard GT S model include the roof, wing mirrors, lower bumper and rear boot detailing, which are all finished in black. As we’ve seen before on the Pikes Peak and Le Mans special editions of the Continental, Bentley likes to emblazon numbers on the grille and here it’s the number '7', just like the winning race car. It also receives Bentley’s ‘Blackline Specification’ which changes exterior chrome to polish black.
Obviously, the inside is a little more luxurious than the carbon-clad cabin of the Bentley GT3 machine. There are Apple Green accents to the upholstery, gear knob, dash and steering wheel, ‘Bathhurst’ stitching and the treadplates have ‘One of Two’ script on them. A map of the Bathurst track appears on the dash along with the names of the drivers on the centre console.
The second car is a little more restrained, painted in ‘Silver Tempest’ with black chrome and carbon fibre ‘Styling Specifiation’ to the exterior. Bentley says each owner gets a ‘commemorative framed artefact’ and a 1:18 scale model of the winning GT3 car.
Both cars are unchanged underneath with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 sending 542bhp and 770Nm of torque through a four-wheel drive system for a 0-62mph time of four seconds and 198mph top speed.
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