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Bentley Commissions Pair of Australian Exclusive Continental GT S for Bathurst 12 Hour

Few things on earth cooler than a bonafide Bentley racing car. The unique sound of the engine, the looks, the juxtaposition between luxury and race in the truest sense of the word. It’s intriguing, if only for the fact it makes little sense on paper but works so well. Mulliner and Bentley Sydney have created a pair of special Bentleys inspired by the Bathurst 12hr, a race where the brand was victorious in 2020 with its Continental GT3 racer.

Two Continental GT S models have been specified with a sought-after combination of exterior paint options, interior finishes, and accents throughout.

“We are proud to help Bentley celebrate that famous result with this pair of incredibly special and unique Continental GT S vehicles, much like the pair of Continental GT3 entries that were so impressive on the Mountain for many memorable years,” said Shane Rudzis, Bathurst 12 Hour Event Director.

Related: Here’s everything you need to know about the Bentley Continental GT S.

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Bentley Continental GT S in Apple Green | Image: Bentley

First, a Continental GT S finished in bright Apple Green, contrasted by a Beluga black roof, wing mirrors, lower bumper and rear boot. A number seven painted grille is the most obvious reference to the racing heritage. Blackline Specification carries throughout the exterior, replacing the bright chrome with polished black. This extends to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in carbon fibre.

Inside, the first Continental GT S utilises a mixture of Leather and Dinamica in Beluga with Apple Green accents. We find it the perfect blend between race and luxury, further emphasised by the words “BATHURST” which has been stitched into the headrests, and ‘One of Two’ into the treadplates. The names of the winning drivers and the number seven adorn the centre console.

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Bentley Continental GT S in Silver Tempest | Image: Bentley

The second car is finished in Silver Tempest to reflect the introduction of the second-generation Continental GT3 launched in late 2017. Interior and exterior are kept in line with car number one, including the engine specification, a free-revving 4.0-litre V8 producing 404kW (550 PS) and 770 Nm. A standard sports exhaust further emphasises the luxury racecar feel.

While pricing has been kept secret, expect it to be well in excess of the standard Continental GT S that’s priced from $459,600 before on-road costs. At least we can sleep knowing each car will be supplied with a commemorative framed artefact and a 1:18 scale model of the winning car.

We look forward to catching the Bentleys racing around Bathurst as the 12hr returns on February 3rd-5th, 2023.

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A number seven painted grille is the most obvious reference to the racing heritage | Image: Bentley

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.