First revealed in late January, two Bathurst 12 Hour inspired bespoke Bentley Continental GT S models have arrived down under. Developed by Mulliner in partnership with the local dealership, both are powered by a 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre V8.
The eager, free-revving and lighter engine gives the Continental GT S models a responsive and agile character, amplified by Bentley Dynamic Ride – an advanced 48V electric active anti-roll control system.
By generating up 1300Nm in 0.3 seconds, motors within the anti-roll bars actively compensate for cornering forces to minimise body roll under hard cornering, while also improving ride comfort at cruising speeds by decoupling the left and right-hand wheels.
In the case of these two special models, inspired by the #7 GT3 race car that took victory on the mountain, there’s an abundance of customisation to make them truly unique, with each one essentially a one-of-one offering.
The first car takes inspiration from the livery of the winning race car, with an exterior in bright Apple Green. That’s contrasted by a Beluga black roof, wing mirrors, lower bumper and rear boot silhouette.
The unique front visual also includes a number seven painted on the grille matrix, as per the racer. The contemporary performance theme continues with the inclusion of the Blackline Specification.
This sees the replacement of all exterior bright chrome work with polished black versions – and the Styling Specification. The latter adds a front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in carbon fibre, providing a more aggressive stance.
The cabin is far more luxurious than the race car counterpart, and offers a mixture of leather and Dinamica in Beluga with Apple Green accents. ‘BATHURST’ has been stitched into the headrests and ‘One of Two’ can be seen on the treadplates.
A unique metal overlay depicting the track has been included in the carbon fibre technical finish fascias on the passenger side. The names of the victorious drivers together with the winning number seven can be found on the centre console.
It’s priced at $828,777 drive away, including a 5-year care plan. Its sibling is painted in Silver Tempest. This colour was chosen to reflect the introduction of the second-generation Continental GT3 that was launched in late 2017 and started competing in 2018.
Car number two mirrors the first, with black chrome and the carbon fibre Styling Specification to the exterior. It also has a bespoke cabin. To add to the pair’s uniqueness, each car will be supplied with a commemorative framed artefact as well.
Additionally, the new owners will also score a 1:18 scale model of the Bathurst 12 Hour winning car. To find out more about either of these special bespoke Bentley Continental GT S offerings, contact Bentley of Sydney.