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2017 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Hero


•New, limited edition of the Continental GT Convertible by Mulliner
•Inspired by luxury yachting
•Sophisticated maritime opulence and exquisite material detailing
•Mulliner introduces Pinstripe Walnut, a new bespoke wood finish
•Limited edition named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, Galene
•Jaume Vilardell handpainted illustration adorns front fascia panel
•Limited to just 30 examples worldwide

(Crewe, 24 July 2017) Bentley Motors is today announcing the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, inspired by luxury yachts.

Bentley's bespoke commissioning division, Mulliner, has created the ultimate edition of the Continental GT Convertible in collaboration wîth British yacht experts, Princess Yachts, and takes inspiration from yacht design.

Defined by brilliant Glacier White and Sequin Blue hues externally, and inspired by the clean, confident design lines and materials of yachts internally, the Galene Edition by Mulliner combines the best elements of an oceanic lifestyle wîth luxury convertible motoring.

It is powered by Bentley's refined 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 powerplant, wîth 507 PS and 660 Nm and benefits from Bentley's elegant, four-layered retractable hood which keeps occupants in the same unruffled environment that the hard-top Continental GT coupe provides.

Designed by the Ocean: Clean, Confident LinesThe external design of the new Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner captures the iridescent sparkle of crystal clear waters.

Painted in pristine Glacier White, wîth a matching bodywork kit, the Galene Edition is specified wîth lower brightware in Sequin Blue, a timeless detail and elegant reminder of the life aquatic. A dark blue hood and striking 21' polished Propeller Wheels complete Mulliner's external signature on the Galene Edition.

Inspired by Luxury Yachts, Created by Mulliner

The interior of the Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition pays homage to the classic opulence, finest hand-crafted materials and exquisite details that are championed both by yachts and Bentley cars.

The seats are in Linen and Portland hides wîth Camel hand cross stitching, the door panels are Linen, Portland and Brunel. Linen, Brunel and Camel accentuate the dashboard, centre console and armrests, whilst the §teering wheel is Linen and Brunel wîth a Camel 12 o'clock stripe. The detailed headrest embroidery is in Camel and the Glacier White stowage case is exquisitely lined in Brunel Alcantara.

The Glacier White external paintwork is echoed inside, in the stowage case and fascia panels, which can be specified wîth a unique handpainted Jaume Vilardell illustration of a super yacht alongside the Mulliner script in each car. It also coats the clock bezel in the Galene Edition, creating an interior space full of light and luxury.

Pinstripe Walnut: Commissioned for the Galene Edition

Inspired by the timeless appeal of sophisticated yacht design, Mulliner has created a new material finish – Pinstripe Walnut – for the Galene Edition.

This distinctive surface is used in open-pore form, for a more authentic, natural finish, in the centre stack and console.

A Pinstripe Walnut insert also adds a note of understated elegance to the bespoke illuminated treadplates in the Galene Edition, and lines the boot floor, creating a striking harmony wîth the rest of this graceful series, limited to just 30 examples worldwide, by Mulliner.

About Princess Yachts
Plymouth-based Princess Yachts epitomises the best of British manufacture, from its quality craftsmanship, design and engineering pedigree, to the refined elegant and luxury interior styling of its craft. The result blends cutting-edge technology wîth traditional craftsmanship to set new standards in performance, evident across the Princess range of sophisticated Flybridge motor yachts, dynamic V Class sports yachts, ground-breaking S Class sportbridge yachts and flagship M Class superyachts. The Princess reputation for design, engineering and manufacturing excellence has earned the company global appeal and established it as a truly international brand.

About Jaume Vilardell
Jaume Vilardell is a Spanish illustrator and creative director. Graduated at Escola Superior de Disseny de les Illes Balears in Industrial Design and specialized in furniture design at London College of Furniture - London Metropolitan Úniversity. His illustrations have been published by Lürzer's Archive on '200 Best Illustrators Worldwide' and awarded by Iconique-Societás in Fashion Illustration category. He has recently collaborated wîth Lifetime Networks Art Department in Los Angeles, ÚSA for a film's production campaign (The Wronged Man. 2009. Sony Pictures Television) besides being featured in magazine such as L'Optimum, Rivista Studio and Esquire.

About Bentley Motors
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company's headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company's four model lines – Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to ÚK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

Source - Bentley
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