Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition is limited to just 100 units and each of them will be handbuilt by Mulliner
Bentley has officially revealed Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner and this special collectors version celebrates the 100th year of the manufacturer. The Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition will be limited to just 100 units around the world and each model will be hand-built by Mulliner in Crewe, England.
The unique design theme of the special edition model is inspired by Bentley’s motorsport heritage and the number 9 badge pays tribute to the iconic Bentley Blower race car, which used a supercharged engine. The Blower racer car was driven by Sir Henry Ralph Stanley ‘Tim’ Birkin and he is one of the original Bentley boys in the 1920s and 30s.
The number 9 takes the centre stage as the company has given 9 badge graphics on the front grille. Apart from this, the special edition model is available in two exterior colour options – Viridian Green or Beluga black. The Continental GT Number 9 Edition gets 21-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and it is also available in these two exterior colours.
The company has also given the option of carbon body kit to lower the weight along with Black Line Specification to make it stand out from other models. The interior also gets the option of two colour options – Cumbrian Green or Beluga Heritage hides. The B logo is embedded into the headrest and door pads like the original 1930 Blower.
The dashboard also features Engine Spin on the centre console, which is an iconic racing car of Bentley in 1930 and it is also known as Turned Aluminium. Mulliner partnered with British Jaeger to develop a new clock for the special edition model and it took inspirations from Blower 9 dials and the company used same traditional manufacturing methods for this clock.
The display also gets Blower artefact and every 100 cars get a special 1 of 100 lettering along with 18K gold-plated organ stops, which is placed on the dashboard. The special edition model is powered by same 5,950 cc twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 635 PS and 900 Nm, mated to 8-speed ZF gearbox. 0-100 kph in just 3.6 sec and top speed is 333 km/h.