MULLINER CREATES A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY BATHURST 12 HOUR WITH A UNIQUE PAIR OF CONTINENTAL GT S MODELS
Yeah, it’s a limited-edition British car commemorating one of the world’s most well-known races in Australia. It does sound like an odd combination, but it’s been done to commemorate the automaker’s first victory in the iconic race in the GT3 class with the factory-built Bentley Continental GT3, race number #7. If you’re a keen supporter of local racers, you should already know that Edernvale-born Jordan Pepper was one of the three drivers that contributed to the win after starting way back in P11. Teammates included Belgium’s Maxime Soulet and France’s Jules Gounon and the trio had a near-perfect race at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. To commemorate the win, Bentley has released a pair of limited edition Bathurst 12 Hour Bentley Continental GT S cars. As you’d expect, the Continental GT S models share a number of characteristics with the track-based counterpart, which makes it a racecar for the road. The two cars have individual specifications too, so collectors will have to choose wisely, or pony up and buy one of each.
One spec is inspired by the livery of the winning race car and so features a bright Apple Green paint with a Beluga black roof, wing mirrors, lower bumper and rear boot silhouette, and also includes the number seven painted on the grille. It also has the Blackline Specification package that replaces exterior chrome with polished black versions, as well as the Styling Specification with different front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in carbon fibre. Inside there are also Apple Green accents that include ‘BATHURST’ embroidered on while ‘One of Two’ is featured on the treadplates. A cool addition is the metal overlay of the track Bathurst track layout, and the names of the team drivers and race number on the centre console. The other car comes in Silver Tempest, and it mirrors the first with visuals and specs. Both versions also come with a commemorative framed artefact and a 1:18 scale model. The duo is powered by the firm’s 399 kW (542 hp) 4.0-litre V8 with 770 Nm 4.0-litre V8 capable of a 4.0-second for 0-100 km/h holeshot, and the optional Sports Exhaust finishes the specs.
Take a look at the YouTube video that recaps the amazing on-track performance of the Bentley team in the 2020 Bathurst 12-hour race from Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst: BENTLEY WINS THE MOUNTAIN!! | #Bathurst12Hr | Speed is beautiful
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