Bentley Motors has revealed a new limited edition car that has been inspired by luxury yachts.
The Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition has been created by Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division Mulliner in collaboration with British yacht experts Princess Yachts.
It is described as the ultimate edition of the Continental GT Convertible and just 30 of these cars will be built.
Defined by brilliant Glacier White and Sequin Blue hues externally, and inspired by the clean, confident design lines and materials of yachts internally, the car combines the best elements of an oceanic lifestyle with luxury convertible motoring.
It is powered by Bentley’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, with 507 PS and 660 Nm and benefits from Bentley’s elegant, four-layered retractable hood which keeps occupants in the same unruffled environment that the hard-top Continental GT coupe provides.
CLEAN, CONFIDENT LINES
The external design of the new Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner captures the iridescent sparkle of crystal clear waters.
Painted in pristine Glacier White, with a matching bodywork kit, the Galene Edition is specified with lower brightware in Sequin Blue, a timeless detail and elegant reminder of the life aquatic. A dark blue hood and striking 21-inch polished Propeller Wheels complete Mulliner’s external signature on the Galene Edition.
The interior of the convertible pays homage to the classic opulence, finest hand-crafted materials and exquisite details that are championed both by yachts and Bentley cars.
The seats are in Linen and Portland hides with Camel hand cross stitching, the door panels are Linen, Portland and Brunel. Linen, Brunel and Camel accentuate the dashboard, centre console and armrests, whilst the steering wheel is Linen and Brunel with a Camel 12 o’clock stripe. The detailed headrest embroidery is in Camel and the Glacier White stowage case is exquisitely lined in Brunel Alcantara.
The Glacier White external paintwork is echoed inside, in the stowage case and fascia panels, which can be specified with an illustration of a super yacht alongside the Mulliner script in each car, hand-painted by Jaume Vilardell, a Spanish illustrator and creative director.
It also coats the clock bezel in the Galene Edition, creating an interior space full of light and luxury.
Inspired by the timeless appeal of sophisticated yacht design, Mulliner has created a new material finish – Pinstripe Walnut – for the Galene Edition.
This distinctive surface is used in open-pore form, for a more authentic, natural finish, in the centre stack and console.
A Pinstripe Walnut insert also adds a note of understated elegance to the bespoke illuminated treadplates in the Galene Edition, and lines the boot floor, creating a striking harmony with the rest of this graceful series.
Plymouth-based Princess Yachts epitomises the best of British manufacture, from its quality craftsmanship, design and engineering pedigree, to the refined elegant and luxury interior styling of
Bentley Motors is one of the most sought after luxury car brands in the world, producing four model lines – Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne – at its headquarters in Crewe.
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