Bentley is celebrating its 100th anniversary on July 10th of this year, and to mark the occasion in style it is holding a number of special events and releasing various special models - so here's another for that portfolio: it's the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner.
Red or black?
Just a few months ago, Bentley did a Number 9 Edition of the Conti GT Coupe, so this No 1 Edition of the GTC is not a surprise. This time, it harks back to the No.1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The modern car comes in two colour schemes: Dragon Red II with a Beluga black hood; or Beluga with a Claret red roof. The red-body-with-black detailing is more like the original No.1 Bentley, which was also finished mainly in red, but either way the GTC No 1 Edition by Mulliner gains a Centenary Pack, Bentley Black Line Specification and a Carbon Body Kit.
Further to these details, the No 1 Edition GTC has 18-carat gold-plated badging, a painted 'Number 1' radiator grille and, as part of the magnificent Bentley Rotating Display dashboard, a display piece cast from one of the pistons of the original No.1 Blower. Just 100 examples of the GTC Number 1 Edition by Mulliner will be built worldwide, so exclusivity is guaranteed.
Ample W12 power
Powering the GTC Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is the 6.0-litre W12 biturbo engine found in the regular Continental range. Other details of the special edition include 22-inch MDS wheels in either Cricket Ball or Gloss Black finish, an interior with a colour split of either Cricket Ball or Beluga main hide with a Heritage contrast section, Grand Black wood veneers for the cabin, 18-carat gold-plated organ stops for the ventilation, an Alcantara steering wheel and gearlever, and 'Number 1' treadplates. There's also a Jaeger clock with a unique Number 1 face, as well.