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Bentley celebrates the Breitling Jets flying display team with seven special Continental GT Speeds

Bentley has revealed limited-edition versions of the Continental GT Speed, inspired by the Breitling Jets flying display team.

The new Continental GT Speed Breitling Jets Team Series cars are limited to just seven units and are only available in the US.

Among the car’s modifications is a new two-tone paint scheme, inspired by the look of the display team’s L-39 Albatros jets.

Inside, the same bespoke colour scheme also features along with unique seats - incorporating new stitching and logos - and new interior accents. Each car is individually numbered and features an image of the seven Breitling display planes on its dashboard.

The car’s powertrain has not been modified, which means that power comes from a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626bhp and 607lb ft. That’s enough to propel the regular Continental GT Speed from 0-60mph in 4.0sec and on to a top speed of 206mph.

The models will make their world debut at the Boeing Seafair Airshow in Seattle next month, with each car’s owner being handed the key to their car by pilots from the Breitling display team.

The Breitling Jets is the largest civilian flying display team in the world and has been active since 2003.

Prices for the exclusive cars have not been announced but expect a significant increase over the £156,700 asked for the standard car. Bentley has confirmed that all seven cars have already been sold.

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abkq 30 June 2015

I find it perplexing that

I find it perplexing that while VW's mainstream models are a paragon of restrained good taste, it nevertheless lets its luxury divisions run wild with extravagant (& not only in terms of price) styling and special editions (Bentley, Bugatti, Lambo). BMW is the opposite. Rolls Royce's designs are imposing & beautifully simple & confident, while BMW models are rather fussy, especially the multiple contours of the head and tail lights - a curve here, a kink there ...
kcrally 30 June 2015

A bit, on the cheap side.

A bit, on the cheap side.