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Firm pays tribute to 1929 Brooklands lap record holder with limited-run Continental GTC

Bentley has paid tribute to its 1929 Blower race car with the new Continental GT Number 1 Edition by Mulliner.

Based on the Continental GT Convertible, the Number 1 can be had in either red or grey and features a number of bespoke styling elements that, the firm says, “celebrate some of the pioneering individuals from the marque’s first 100 years”. 

The Number 1 is equipped with a Centenary trim package that adds commemorative badges to the bootlid and wheels, unique LED lighting patterns and bespoke interior elements. The number 1 is painted on the grille, in reference to the brand’s historic motorsport markings, and a carbonfibre body kit is fitted as standard.

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Further styling upgrades include 18-carat gold badging, jewel-encrusted oil and fuel filler caps, and 22in alloy wheels finished in dark red or gloss black. 

The Continental’s rotating infotainment display now features a miniature replica of the Bentley Blower’s distinctive wheel spinner, formed from a piece of piston taken from the original car.

The special edition is powered by the standard model’s twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine, with power sent through a dual-clutch eight-speed gearbox. 

The Number 1 Edition completes a trio of limited-run models Bentley has unveiled as part of its centenary celebrations. 

Last year’s Mulsanne W.O. Edition celebrated company founder Walter Owen Bentley, and the recently revealed Continental GT Number 9 was styled after the firm’s 1930 Le Mans racer. As with the earlier cars, just 100 Number 1 models will be made. 

The Bentley Blower, named for its prominent supercharger, set the Outer Circuit lap record at the now-closed Brooklands race circuit in Surrey in 1932. 

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nawaz shairf 6 November 2019

PSL 2020

i love this and want to check the all specs can you please give the official site link

Cersai Lannister 27 June 2019


This is about as tacky as possible. No, wait that absurd tie-up with Land Rover and the Virgin Galactic was the worst.

So maybe this marketing-led, cynical creation deserves second prize for trying to make a tenuous link to something in order to add a veneer of interest to a product?

rare 27 June 2019

I like it. I don’t think they

I like it. I don’t think they need to add a ‘veneer’ or interest, the new GT is selling well and so it should. It’s an excellent car!