Usually when a new car is released, tuning companies are just foaming at the mouth to create a tuning package that will transform the look of the vehicle. This time, Bentley has beaten the tuning firms to the punch by releasing a brand new feature created especially for the Continental GT . The "Mulliner Styling Specification" was created by Raul Pires, Head of Exterior Design at Bentley, to give customers the opportunity to fit their luxury coupe with a range of exterior styling options.
"The Mulliner Styling Specification, with its sharper lines and darker, lower appearance subtly underscores the extrovert, flamboyant nature of our new Coupe. It delivers a more personalized, sportive interpretation of a luxurious, refined GT," said Raul Pires, Bentley’s head of exterior design.
The new Mulliner Styling Specification comes in a Classic Pack, along with a few additional design options to tweak your Bentley. Prices for the exterior modifications have yet to be announced.
Hit the jump to read more about the Bentley Continental GT with Mulliner Styling Specification.
Exterior and Interior
The Mulliner Styling Specification begins with the Classic Pack. This pack comes with a front bumper splitter, strakes integrated into the lower air intake grilles, extension blades positioned beneath the sills, and the rear diffuser which are all made from a specially commissioned, black high-gloss carbon-fiber.
In addition to the Classic Pack, Bentley has also come up with a few design options. These options include a carbon fiber rear spoiler, carbon-fiber door mirror cowls, curved wing vents, and 21-inch 7-spoke Elegant alloy wheels in a dramatic black-painted finish with contrasting bright machined detailing. The dark chrome mesh vents (framed by a carbon-fiber bezel) are positioned just behind the front wheel arches and offer improved heat diffusion as well as forcefully underlining the Continental GT’s high-performance credentials.
Under the hood of the Mulliner Continental GT, everything remains unchanged. Specifically, the vehicle will still carry a 6.0 liter W12 engine that delivers a total of 567 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and can hit a top speed of 198 mph.
The Classic Pack is available to order from June 2011 onwards and the optional design features can be ordered from authorized Bentley dealers from Autumn 2011. Prices haven’t been announced just yet.
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- Carbon Fiber elements
- Impressive look
- Powerful engine
- Will undoubtedly be expensive