This summer, customers of the iconic Continental GT coupe and convertible will have a greater choice of exterior paint colours, a new style steering wheel and the ability to specify a panoramic glass roof on the V8-engined GT coupe in addition to the W12.
As of this month, Bentley is adding to its full spectrum of exterior paints available on the Continental GT family with the introduction of three new options: Viridian, Patina and Snow Quartz. With the addition of the panoramic glass roof and further paint colours, the number of configurations possible continues to grow, nearly surpassing 10 billion variations that a customer can personalise to their requirements.
Viridian is a modern take on the traditional British Racing Green, and the dark emerald metallic hue is inspired by that used on Bentley’s EXP10 Speed 6 concept car. The deep agate green with light green and blue undertones creates depth and a sporty dimension, and tiny flecks of amber and gold embody a sense of luxury.
Patina is inspired by the beautiful atmosphere and aura of polished metals with blends of champagne and silk. With an air of luxury and opulence, this mid-tone cream is enriched with the faintest hint of subtle greens.
Snow Quartz is a modern white three-layer pearlescent paint which creates a simple and fresh silhouette. The finely layered pearl effect creates a beautiful shimmering and lustrous whiteness, providing an infinite number of opportunities to complement interior colour combinations.
Bentley’s panoramic glass roof is now available on all Continental GT coupes – alongside the new Bentayga and new Flying Spur – giving a new perspective whilst illuminating the exquisite craftsmanship of the cabin. The sunroof is equipped with polarised glass that reduces glare allowing occupants a clearer view of their surroundings, and an interior blind that is electronically operated from the console within. The blind is clad in Alcantara® to match one of the 15 headliner colours available.
A new style steering wheel is introduced as standard, with a revised shape and profile. The new wheel includes capacitive sensing throughout the wheel rim, allowing the steering wheel to detect when it is being held – a vital new safety measure for the car’s semi-autonomous Driver Assistance Systems, where new legislation stipulates that drivers must keep in contact with the wheel at all times when the car is moving.
Bentley designers also took this opportunity to revise the colour split of the steering wheel creating a more elegant look and finished with a chrome bezel at the bottom of the vertical spoke.