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2018 Bentley Continental GT First Edition

A CRAFTSMANSHIP SHOWCASE: THE BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT FIRST EDITION

•Exclusive First Edition model is the ultimate expression of legendary Grand Tourer
•Specification curated by the award-winning Bentley design team
•High specification includes Bentley Rotating Display
•Únique Dual Veneers available as standard, including exclusive Grand Black
•Mulliner Driving Specification, City Specification and Touring Specification help create the most luxurious Grand Tourer ever

(Crewe, 29 November 2017) Bentley Motors has created an exclusive First Edition of the all-new Continental GT. This ultimate expression of the Grand Tourer represents the pinnacle of Bentley craftsmanship, handcrafted and designed in Great Britain.

Exquisitely appointed, the interior specification of the Bentley Continental GT First Edition has been painstakingly curated by the Bentley design team. The new model combines all the finest features available on the third generation Continental GT, brought together to create the most luxurious Grand Tourer ever produced.

2018 Bentley Continental GT First EditionA stunning showcase of technology and design, the First Edition includes the unique Bentley Rotating Display. This system enables the driver to seamlessly switch between three different fascia panels to suit the mood of the cabin. The default 12.3' touchscreen can be substituted with a more classically styled instrument display if preferred; one that features three analogue dials. When the engine is off, the third veneer-only face is displayed for an uninterrupted flow of wood right across the dashboard.

Customers can choose from one of four unique Dual Veneers for the dashboard fascia. These beautiful wood options include Tamo Ash, Liquid Amber, Dark Stained Madrona and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, always combined with Grand Black, which is exclusive to the First Edition.

These exceptional finishes help create the impression of even more space inside an already sumptuous cabin, and complement a striking interior design that is beautifully enhanced by mood lighting and illuminated sills emblazoned with 'Bentley', visible when opening the doors.


Mirroring the performance of the new Grand Tourer's 6.0-litre, twin turbocharged W12 TSI engine; the Mulliner Driving Specification is also included with the First Edition. This driver-focused collection adds drilled alloy foot pedals, jewel-finish oil and filler caps, and unique, 22' wheels, available in bright paint, black and hand polished or fully polished finishes.

The specification is complemented by diamond-in-diamond quilt pattern on seats, door panels and rear quarter panels, all featuring a unique contrast stitch only available with the First Edition.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 6.0 L., 12-cylinder
Power: 626 hp
Torque: 664 ft-lbs


8-speed Automatic
Other key additions to the ultimate list of standard equipment include the City Specification and Touring Specification, with features such as park assist, pedestrian warning and traffic sign recognition. The Bentley 650 watts audio system can be upgraded with either the Bang & Olufsen system of 1500 watts, or for the true audiophile the top-of-the-range Naim audio system with 2200 watts.


Discreet Únion Flag First Edition badging throughout the interior and exterior of the Continental GT identify the car's exceptional credentials, in addition to a unique Únion Flag tread plate plaque.

Source - Bentley

Related Reading : Bentley Continental History

Rolls-Royce introduced the Project 90 concept car at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show. Many elements of this design would make its way into a new Bentley, which was backed by much enthusiasm and rave reviews of the concept. By 1991 the Continental R was ready and made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Again, the response was exceptional and the reviews were enthusiastic. The red show car that made its....
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