Bentley’s creativity has run wild! The special edition Continental GT Design Series China made its debut today at the 2010 Auto China Motor Show, Beijing. This will be the first Bentley to feature Orange and Magenta as exterior colors and Orange Flame and Magenta Metallic (as an option). The bold color choices are a new thing Bentley is trying out and they have decided China would be the ideal market to test these choices. This special edition will also be distinguished by an exterior wing badge, treadplate, and name badge positioned on the center console – all bearing the Design Series China signature.
The interior will get a three-tone combination color: a main leather hide color with accent and insert colors. Accent colors will be used on the seat belts, floor mats, seat piping, or the hand-stitching applied to the steering wheel. Wood veneers will be provided in black and dark-stained Burr Walnut. Bold colors will also be used in the interior to add a certain amount of visual impact.
Press release after the jump.
The Continental GT Design Series China, which will debut at the 2010 Auto China Motor Show, highlights the creativity of Bentley’s stylists working in partnership with the company’s colour and trim experts to create some vibrant, design-led interiors.
The centrepiece of each Design Series China car is the three-tone interior that blends a main leather hide colour with accent and insert colours to create a visually impactful cabin for drivers and passengers to enjoy. This skilful and imaginative use of contrasting colours, as well as the application of accent colours to the smallest detail like the car’s seat belts, floor mats, seat piping or the hand-stitching applied to the steering wheel, further underlines this Bentley’s unique appearance.
The Design Series China cars will be the first Bentley’s to feature Orange and Magenta as accent colours and the vast Bentley paint palette is further extended with the introduction of Orange Flame and Magenta Metallic.
As well as creating a ‘talking point’ with the imaginative use of three contrasting hide colours, Bentley’s styling team has selected some striking wood veneers including Piano Black and dark-stained Burr Walnut. The rare Amboyna veneer, usually only available as a cost option, has also been reserved for the Design Series China editions.
These cars will be further distinguished by some subtle exterior and interior ‘Design Series China’ motifs. These include an exterior wing badge, treadplate and name badge positioned on the centre console – all bearing the Design Series China signature.