The Continental GT and GTC Le Mans Collection cars have been created by Bentley's coachbuilding division, Mulliner, in homage to the race-winning Speed 8 of 2003.
Packing the same twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 as the top-rung Continental GT Speed, the Le Mans editions get 650bhp, 664lb ft, a top speed of 208mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.6sec. Stopping power comes from carbon-ceramic brakes and manoeuvrability is aided by four-wheel steering and an electronic limited-slip differential.
Two specifications are offered: Blackline and Styling. Blackline has the black and green livery used on the Bentley Speed 8 racer, while Styling makes extensive use of exposed carbonfibre.
Elsewhere, the pair nod to Bentley’s racing heritage with a white #7 painted onto the matrix grille, and the lower front bumper, wing mirror caps and bootlid are finished in Beluga black.
All cars feature the familiar three-way rotating display, which allows the driver and passengers to see a touchscreen or dual veneer or analogue dials. In place of the standard central dial, Le Mans Collection cars come with a glass display case housing an engine valve from the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 used in the Speed 8.
In all, 24 of the 32 valves were placed in these heritage-edition cars.
Inside, British Racing Green leather is used for the seats, and the standard 12-hour clock has been replaced with a digital clock that displays 24-hour time only. A '2003' wreath puddle lamp activates when the door is opened - to reveal a Speed 8-badged, illuminated sill plate.