Bentley is celebrating the 20 th anniversary of its grand tourer with the advent of this one-off Continental GT Pace impressed by means of the unique 2003 manufacturing style.
VIN20001, the primary Continental to roll off Bentley’s Crewe manufacturing line, sat along the bespoke style when it used to be published at The Quail in California.
Already spoken for, keys for the original style had been passed over to its proprietor on the motorsport-focused Monterey automotive week tournament.
Each VIN20001 and this bespoke style are completed in Cypress Inexperienced paint.
Combining the added options of the Blackline, Traveling, and Styling specs approach the brand new bespoke style boasts polished black brightwork and a carbon-fibre entrance splitter, facet skirts, and diffuser.
In the course of the 22-inch Darkish Grey Satin recreation wheels are self-levelling Mulliner badges.
You’ll simply spot the adaptation between previous and new automobiles: the dual spherical headlights and an oblong mesh grille are noticeably better at the 2023 style, giving it a much wider and extra fashionable stance when proven along its predecessor.
Throughout the 2023 style, the intense tan upholstery echoes the cabin of VIN20001 with brilliant Saddle leather-based all over, and Burr Walnut veneer around the dashboard and central tunnel.
The 2023 style additionally beneficial properties faded Particular Inexperienced accents and distinction sewing of the similar color all over the cabin, together with the borders of the seats, the equipment shifter, and at the doorways.
A steel tread plate reads ‘two decades of the Continental GT by means of Bentley Mulliner’, along discreet illustrations of the 2003 and 2023 style silhouettes which additionally characteristic at the centre console.
The Continental GT Pace is powered by means of a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine generating 485kW of energy and 900Nm of torque, mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission and all-wheel power and excellent for a 0-100km/h time of three.6 seconds.
When compared with the W12 of the primary Continental GT, it has an additional 75kW and 250Nm.
Bentley says the Continental GT style ‘redefined’ the British emblem for the twenty first century and ended in a “ten-fold building up in gross sales” when it introduced in 2003.
The grand tourer used to be first of all impressed by means of the design language of Bentley’s heritage style, the 1952 R Sort Continental, which it additionally celebrated with a one-off rendition previous this yr.
Over its two decades of manufacturing, the Continental GT line has expanded to incorporate the Continental GT Convertible, Continental Flying Spur, and Continental GT Pace and Supersports.
The Continental GT coupe and convertible, now of their 3rd technology, are anticipated to obtain an replace set to arrive in 2024, consisting of teen design adjustments.