Bentley Continental Bathurst 12 Hour particular editions have fun Aussie race win


Bentley is celebrating its success at Australia’s Bathurst 12 Hour race with two particular editions, each supplied solely in Australia.

Designed by the automaker’s Mulliner personalization division and dealership Bentley Sydney, the 2 automobiles are based mostly on the Continental GT S coupe, which simply launched in Australia, however with styling parts impressed by the quantity 7 Continental GT3 race automotive that completed first on the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.

The primary automotive has an Apple Inexperienced exterior matching the paint coloration of the race automotive, with a Beluga (black) roof, exterior mirrors, and decrease bumper and trunk-lid trim. It additionally has the Blackline Specification, which blackens the outside chrome trim, and the Styling Specification, which nets a carbon-fiber entrance splitter, facet skirts, and rear diffuser. Just like the Bathurst-winning Continental GT3, the racing quantity 7 is painted within the grille.

Bentley Continental GT S Bathurst special edition

Bentley Continental GT S Bathurst particular version

This automotive’s inside replicates the outside coloration palette with black upholstery and inexperienced piping, distinction stitching, and trim. “Bathurst” is stitched into the headrests, whereas the kick plates learn “certainly one of two.” A steel overlay of the Mount Panorama observe the place the Bathurst 12 Hour is held is affixed to a carbon-fiber dashboard fascia, whereas the names of the victorious drivers and the quantity 7 are positioned on the middle console.

The second automotive is painted in Silver Tempest, referencing the launch coloration of the second-generation Continental GT3 at its 2017 reveal. That is the model of the race automotive that went on to win the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2020. The second automotive is in any other case an identical to the primary. A 1:18 scale mannequin of the race-winning automotive shall be included with every of them.

Each automobiles are based mostly on the Continental GT S, which was launched in June 2022 as certainly one of a rising variety of S fashions aiming so as to add a sportier character to Bentley’s base V-8 fashions.

Bentley Continental GT S Bathurst special edition

Bentley Continental GT S Bathurst particular version

Output from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 is unchanged at 542 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, good for a factory-estimated 0-62 mph time of 4.0 seconds, however S fashions additionally get a sport exhaust system and the usually elective Bentley Dynamic Experience system to enhance dealing with.

Particular commissions just like the pair of Bathurst automobiles have gotten a much bigger a part of Bentley’s enterprise. The automaker mentioned its Mulliner division accomplished 500 autos in 2022. Initially centered on one-offs and particular requests, Mulliner’s milieu now additionally consists of restricted editions just like the Bentley Batur coupe, in addition to the Blower continuation automobiles.


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