Bentley "Le Mans Collection": a limited collector's series with 659 hp of power
Bentley has announced the creation of the 'Le Mans Collection' to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sixth Le Mans 24 Hours victory.
The limited edition Continental GT Coupe and Continental GT features design elements reminiscent of the car that triumphed in 2003, including Bentley's three-sided rotating display with a shrine displaying a valve from the Bentley Speed 8's twin-turbo V8 engine.
The exterior livery features the dark 'Verdant Green' colour with the classic Moonbeam stripe on the bonnet and a Bentley matrix grille with the number 7 painted in Arctica White. Forty-eight examples of the Le Mans Collection will be produced.
A celebratory model
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its sixth Le Mans 24 Hours victory, Bentley has decided to launch a new special edition of the Continental GT Coupe and Continental GT, called the 'Le Mans Collection'. It is a limited series featuring interior and exterior design elements reminiscent of the car that triumphed in 2003.
Technology of the lastest generation
The cars in the Le Mans Collection are equipped with Bentley's three-sided rotating display, which offers a choice of touchscreen, double veneer or analogue dials. But with a new feature: instead of the standard central dial, there is a case displaying a valve from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine of the race-winning Bentley Speed 8 twenty years ago.
The exterior livery
As for the exterior livery, Bentley's Mulliner division was inspired by the Speed 8 racing cars in the dark green colour known as Verdant Green, embellished with the classic Moonbeam racing stripe on the bonnet, and also on the roof in the case of the coupe. Beluga Black was also chosen to finish the carbon fibre body components.
Elegance, on the other hand, is the watchword for the interior, with a cabin upholstered in Beluga leather and seats covered in Dynamica fabric. The seat belts, as well as the steering wheel, feature contrasting Hotspur stitching, while the double-finish veneer on the fascia and door sills is made of Piano Black and polished carbon fibre.
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A total of 48 examples of the Le Mans Collection will be made. An exclusive and highly sought-after series intended for fans and admirers of racing and luxury cars. The new special edition of Bentley is a tribute to the company's history and the world's most iconic race.