Bentley Motors has announced the
new Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, inspired by
luxury yachts. Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division, Mulliner, has created the
ultimate edition of the Continental GT Convertible in collaboration with
British yacht experts, Princess Yachts, and takes inspiration from yacht
design. These cars will be limited to just 30 examples worldwide, by Mulliner.
Defined by brilliant Glacier
White and Sequin Blue hues externally, and inspired by the clean, confident
design lines and materials of yachts internally, the Galene Edition by Mulliner
combines the best elements of an oceanic lifestyle with luxury convertible
It is powered by Bentley’s
refined 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 powerplant, with 507 PS and 660 Nm and benefits
from Bentley’s elegant, four-layered retractable hood which keeps occupants in
the same unruffled environment that the hard-top Continental GT coupe provides.
Painted in pristine Glacier White, with a
matching bodywork kit, the Galene Edition is specified with lower brightware in
Sequin Blue, a timeless detail and elegant reminder of the life aquatic. A dark
blue hood and striking 21” polished Propeller Wheels complete Mulliner’s
external signature on the Galene Edition.
The interior of the
Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition pays homage to the classic opulence,
finest hand-crafted materials and exquisite details that are championed both by
yachts and Bentley cars.
The seats are in Linen and
Portland hides with Camel hand cross stitching, the door panels are Linen,
Portland and Brunel. Linen, Brunel and Camel accentuate the dashboard, centre
console and armrests, whilst the steering wheel is Linen and Brunel with a
Camel 12 o’clock stripe. The detailed headrest embroidery is in Camel and the
Glacier White stowage case is exquisitely lined in Brunel Alcantara.
The Glacier White external
paintwork is echoed inside, in the stowage case and fascia panels, which can be
specified with a unique handpainted Jaume Vilardell illustration of a super
yacht alongside the Mulliner script in each car. It also coats the clock bezel
in the Galene Edition, creating an interior space full of light and luxury.
Inspired by the timeless
appeal of sophisticated yacht design, Mulliner has created a new material
finish – Pinstripe Walnut – for the Galene Edition. This distinctive surface is
used in open-pore form, for a more authentic, natural finish, in the centre
stack and console.
A Pinstripe Walnut insert also
adds a note of understated elegance to the bespoke illuminated treadplates in
the Galene Edition, and lines the boot floor, creating a striking harmony with
the rest of this graceful series.