There will be just seven of
these beauties from Bentley. The company is taking its fusion of luxury and
performance to new extremes with the launch of the Continental GT Speed
Breitling Jet Team Series. This exclusive series is limited to just seven cars,
each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets.
Renowned for their precision,
speed and daring, this summer the Breitling Jet Team will be performing across
the United States and Canada in a grand tour of epic proportions. To
commemorate this spectacle, Bentley’s Mulliner division has re-imagined the
Continental GT Speed to mirror the distinctive look of the Breitling Jets,
fusing extreme customisation with immense speed.
The Breitling Jet Team,
supported by the independent Swiss watch company Breitling, is the world’s
largest professional civilian flight team performing in jets. The team is
comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph
(909 kmph) and fly within just a few feet of each other.
The team is widely recognised
for its precision and seamless coordination displayed throughout high-speed
Now coming to the cars, the
exterior is painted in a striking duo-tone split of Hallmark and Onyx with
highlights colour matched to the exact Pantone of Breitling’s unique Yellow,
reflecting the trademark look of the L-39 Albatros Jets.
This bespoke colour theme is
continued on the interior, with unique sculpted seats featuring accents in Breitling
Taking customisation to new
heights, each car is individually numbered and corresponds to one of the seven
Breitling Jets. The dashboard’s carbon fibre fascia panel displays an image of
the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation, with the
corresponding jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow.
Similarly, Mulliner has
matched the hide and thread to Breitling’s signature yellow and designed a
series of logos and graphics for the headrests that highlight the number of
each car and the jet that inspired it. The tread plate plaques are also
The series will debut at the
Boeing Seafair Airshow on 31st July in Seattle, where the Breitling Jet Team is
performing. The key for each car will be handed over to its owner by the
corresponding plane’s pilot, but not until they have experienced a flight in
the jet that inspired their car.
Geoff Dowding, Director of
Mulliner, said: “The Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series
demonstrates the level of customisation Mulliner can achieve for customers.
Creating this very special edition has been an exciting experience for the
entire team, taking inspiration from the Breitling Jet Team’s grand tour.”
Mulliner – Rare by Design
Mulliner exists to respond to
the requirements of Bentley’s most discerning customers. The specialist
division’s Limited Editions reflect carefully chosen and inspirational themes.
Individually these might have special significance for customers in specific
markets, but what they all share is the highest standards of Mulliner
craftsmanship – taking the concept of Bentley luxury and pushing it even
Mulliner Limited Editions are
rare by design and, as a result, they all have the potential to become instant
classics, desired by many but driven only by a fortunate few.
Source: Bentley Motors
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