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Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition

Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition

It's observed officially on July 10, 2019, and every Bentley vehicle produced in the 2019 model year will feature specially created badges with the "B" re-created in Centenary Gold on the wheel hood, trunk, and wheel centers; the hood and trunk badges will also include "1919 to 2019" lettering.

Only 100 examples will be built, arriving sometime later this year. The Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner will be limited to 100 cars - for obvious reasons - and pays homage to Bentleys of yore.

The Continental is seen next to the Number Nine Blower Bentley Birkin piloted, which also wore an imposing shade of green. It also quite probably enabled Bentley works driver and fellow Bentley boy Woolf Barnato to win that race (for a second year) in his Old Number One Speed Six. This time the special edition is a centennial celebration of the brand and the legacy of Sir Henry Ralph Stanley "Tim" Birkin, one of the original "Bentley Boys" and creator of the famed "Blower" Bentleys. He commissioned the production of a series of 4 ½ Litre Bentleys, powered by a supercharger developed with independent engineer Amherst Villiers. With forced induction, power increased to 175 horsepower. Oh, and you can have your Number 9 edition in either Viridian green or Beluga black, both classic Bentley colors.

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The interior is offered in a choice of two trim colours, with special logos on the seat headrests and door panels similar to those on the Blower. It also features 21in, coloured 10-spoke wheels and a carbon bodykit. The dashboard and center console feature the familiar engine-turned finish, often referred to as "turned aluminum", that was utilized in the early days of the automobile to minimize unwanted light reflection.

They yanked the sizable crankshaft out of founder W.O. Bentley's personal 1930 8.0-liter inline-six engine and sliced it into 100 slivers for mounting in 100 special Mulsanne W.O. Editions by Mulliner. This backlit piece is set in resin and situated in the middle of the centre dial of the rotating display, adding a piece of history to each auto. Further unique touches include 18K gold plated organ stops inspired by those in the No.9 "Blower" and "1 of 100" treadplates.

Pricing has yet to be released.

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