SALON PRIVÉ DEBUT OF THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT MULLINER – THE ULTIMATE LUXURY GT
• New Continental GT Mulliner coupe debuts at Salon Privé
•Continental GT Mulliner joins Bentley Mulliner Collections portfolio complimenting convertible sibling
•Bespoke craftsmanship and distinctive Mulliner options outline the top of luxurious within the Continental household
•A selection of 88 Mulliner piano veneers invitations additional personalisation
•Designed and constructed by Bentley Mulliner – Bentley’s personal bespoke division, and the oldest automotive coachbuilder on this planet
•Unique options embody a novel Double Diamond entrance grille, a brand new Mulliner 22′ wheel design, up to date technical finishes and a bespoke Mulliner inside crafted solely by hand
•400,000 stitches ship a cabin of remarkable high quality
•Obtainable to order in October; buyer deliveries early subsequent yr Bentley Mulliner is including to its new Collections portfolio and creating the brand new luxurious pinnacle of the Continental GT household with the brand new Continental GT Mulliner coupé. This sibling of the GT Mulliner Convertible celebrates fashionable craftsmanship and presents the shopper even wider potentialities to fee a novel Bentley to their particular person specification.
The Continental GT Mulliner coupé makes its world debut at Salon Privé which is being staged within the grounds of Blenheim Palace, ÚK, from 22 September the place it is going to be displayed alongside the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, additionally making its public debut, and an as-yet-unannounced instance of the Mulliner Traditional portfolio.
A set of unique exterior design options separate the Continental GT Mulliner from the remainder of the household. On the entrance, the brand new ‘Double Diamond’ matrix grille defines the brand new Mulliner signature model, complemented by matching entrance fender vents echoing the identical silver and black design and with chromed Mulliner branding. Approaching and opening both doorways reveals the opposite Mulliner design options – Satin Silver mirror caps with Mulliner Welcome Lamps beneath, and illuminated outer door sills with Mulliner textual content.
The automobile sits on new and distinctive 22′ Mulliner wheels, with a bespoke design of chic magnificence in a painted and polished end. The centre badge of every wheel is self-levelling, preserving the long-lasting Bentley ‘B’ upright always.
The cabin of the Continental GT Mulliner is one outlined by luxurious, and showcases a degree of selection and customisation that solely Mulliner can present. A novel color cut up is unique to the automobile, with a brand new mixture of main and secondary cover joined by a 3rd color by means of a flowing design line.
Eight completely different three-colour mixtures are proposed by Mulliner, utilizing Bentley’s palette of hides and threads to create putting but elegant distinction all through the cabin.
The Mulliner Driving Specification is fitted as normal, bringing the ‘Diamond in Diamond’ quilting to the seats, doorways trims and rear quarter panels, now with each distinction and accent stitching working by means of the diamonds design.
Engine : 6.Zero L., 12-cylinder
Energy: 626 hp
Torque: 664 ft-lbs
It takes nearly 400,000 stitches to ship this quilting throughout the cabin of the automobile, with every diamond containing precisely 712 particular person stitches – each exactly aligned to level to the centre of the diamond it creates. Creating the embroidery course of to ship this course of alone took 18 months.
The seats themselves are completed with embroidered Mulliner logos. The ground mats are edged with micro-piping to match the remainder of the color theme of the inside and chrome Bentley ‘B’ retention caps are an instance of the high-quality particulars that separate the Continental GT Mulliner.
The roof of the cabin is trimmed alongside its full size with indented cover, or clean cover to match the seat backs if the mounted glass roof is chosen.
The centre console is wearing a brand new diamond milled technical end that makes use of precision machining to kind an ideal sample of aspects, flanked both facet by Grand Black walnut veneer with chrome overlays. A novel Breitling clock sits within the centre of the console, whereas the passenger facet fascia is completed with a silhouette of the automobile’s exterior profile and the Mulliner emblem. The veneer flows into the doorways, the place it’s accomplished by a discreet Bentley ‘B’ motif.
For the motive force, the brushed-metal end of the Breitling clock is carried by means of from the bodily world to the digital, with a novel design to the primary gauges of the LED essential devices cluster the place cautious skeuomorphic design and the applying of digital textures makes the digital dials appear like actual steel.
Additional personalisation is accessible by means of a variety of 88 up to date, colourised veneer finishes that may be matched to the inside or exterior of the automobile. Burr walnut veneer is hand sanded and polished to provide a wonderfully clean end earlier than portray to match the color of the shopper’s selection. As soon as dry, the veneer is polished to attain a mirror-like end.
Prospects of the Continental GT Mulliner can select both Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre W12 powertrain delivering 635 PS (626 bhp), or its elegant 4.0-litre V8 providing 550 PS (542 bhp), for a degree of efficiency to juxtapose the automobile’s handcrafted luxurious.
Bentley’s pioneering 48V electrical lively anti-roll know-how – Bentley Dynamic Journey – is fitted as normal*, delivering unimaginable physique management and stability throughout cornering and a relaxed, cossetting trip when cruising.
Orders for each coupe and convertible variations of the Continental GT Mulliner can be taken from October, with first deliveries starting early subsequent yr. Prospects of the Continental GT Mulliner will obtain the keys to their automobile in a bespoke, Mulliner-branded and handcrafted presentation field containing particular person leather-based pouches matching the three-colour inside configuration of their automobile.
Bentley Mulliner is famend all through the automotive world for crafting a few of the most particular person Bentleys ever created. Bentley Mulliner is the birthplace of coachbuilding – the oldest automotive coachbuilder on this planet. Bentley Mulliner operates three distinct divisions, every with its personal artisanal specialism:
Bentley Mulliner Coachbuilt offers clients with the power to work carefully with a crew of specialist designers to create or improve their automobile with a novel physique types, completely different supplies and specifically curated choices. The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar would be the first – however different new bespoke Bentleys will comply with as a part of the portfolio.
The Bentley Mulliner Traditional providing was launched final yr with the announcement that Bentley’s 1929 Group Blower is to be reborn with a brand new construct of 12 supercharged 4½-litre examples of the long-lasting automobile. These fashions, every individually handcrafted by a crew of specialists from Bentley Mulliner, will kind the world’s first pre-war race automobile continuation sequence. This subdivision of Mulliner additionally accomplished an immaculate restoration of the 1939 Bentley Corniche final yr.
The third division of experience – Bentley Mulliner Collections – will proceed to supply clients luxury-focused derivatives of the core Bentley vary, corresponding to the brand new Continental GT Mulliner, in addition to the chance to personalise their new Bentley. An expansive variety of choices is accessible throughout the complete line-up of present manufacturing automobiles – from distinctive colour-matched paint, cover and thread mixtures, to bespoke function content material.
The skilled crew, supported by in-house engineers and designers at Crewe, prides itself on an extended historical past of fulfilling the wishes and calls for of Bentley’s most discerning clients worldwide.
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