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.

Press release

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.

2010 Bentley Continental GT Design Series China High Resolution Interior
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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.

2010 Bentley Continental GT Design Series China High Resolution Exterior
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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.

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10 comments:

  (296) posted on 02.16.2012

Yeah, I don’t see the reason why Bentley has to send their cars to China. Anyway, I like how they build the interior of his one. Its luxurious.

  (570) posted on 03.2.2011

I hope US automakers, who typically provide flex-fuel capability only for the smallest and weakest engine "trim level" for any given make and model, are influenced by this to see flex fuel as a prestige-enhancing sales point, rather than a mere CAFE-evading afterthought that is never mentioned in marketing (in contrast to overhyped, pointless hybrids).

  (592) posted on 03.2.2011

For the Chinese market, Bentley has actually toned down what it calls "the world’s
fastest luxury four-door saloon" with a softer suspension and a quieter exhaust note.
China has become the third most important market for Bentley.

  (347) posted on 10.8.2010

Nice wheels!! Does anyone know when are they planning for the next generation Bentley Continental

  (159) posted on 09.29.2010

It’s a smart move to get a softer suspension and a quieter exhaust note, potential Chinese Bentley buyers are most likely looking for comfort than driving dynamics, and the quieter exhaust allows the owner to maintain a relatively low profile.

  (612) posted on 08.9.2010

Nice wheels!! Does anyone know when are they planning for the next generation Bentley Cont?

  (745) posted on 07.27.2010

Let’s do hope it’s not made in China. But I like the design they have with the wheels.

  (798) posted on 04.27.2010

Let’s not hope it’s not made in china....

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

I think this is the brother of Flying SpurSpeed China wherein they are completley look alike especially the front of those car.

  (340) posted on 04.25.2010

Ahh, dang! I hate bentley for sending the cars to china.

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