Bentley will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary in July this year. The British automaker announced the Continental GT Number 9 Edition which was handbuilt by Mulliner. It has a production run of 100 examples, with this it will mark the milestone for Bentley.
Bentley has been taking reference from its race car history for inspiration, specifically the No. 9 Blower that is famous for breaking records during the 1920s and 1930s. In additional to the number 9 graphic on the grille for adding linkage to the original car, each of the Continental GT Number 9 Edition contains a piece of the racing seat from Sir Tim Birkin’s iconic 1930 No. 9 Le Mans race car. The wood chip from the racing seat is nicely framed inside the rotating display, tastefully adding a piece of history to every car.
The Viridian dark green shade newly created by Mulliner also pays homage to the traditional racing green on the original No. 9 Blower, although Beluga black is also available, and the 22-inch wheels can be painted with matching colour. There is also an 18-carat gold-plated No. 9 exterior badge for that additional luxury touch. The interior is designed with heritage style in mind, with the debossed B from the original No. 9’s door pads now adorns the headrests and door pads of the new car.