The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show is already upon us and we’ve already seen a bunch of cool concepts and car tech. From the BMW i8 Mirrorless Concept and Volkswagen BUDD-e to FCA’s fourth-gen Uconnect and Ford’s upgraded SYNC system, this year’s CES has everything an automotive nerd wants to see at such an event. However, among the state-of-the-art technology and futuristic cars that may be put in production at some point, CES also showcases more down-to-earth vehicles. Such a product is this bespoke Bentley Continental GT built by Mulliner in cooperation with audio equipment manufacturer Monster Inc.

Suggestively dubbed "Monster by Mulliner," this custom coupe brings together the performance credentials you get with a Continental GT V8 S and a state-of-the-art audio system crafted by Monster. Also, it features a bespoke interior with a stunning color scheme, special Mulliner seats, and even a 24-carat gold wireless headphone. Though it might not be the most technologically advance vehicle at CES, this Bentley is definitely the fanciest.

"Monster is proud to collaborate with Bentley on bringing the sound and look of a Monster ride to those who want something bold and different," said Noel Lee, head of Monster Inc. "With our Pure Monster Sound system, the drive will be truly incredible and brings a new level of excitement to the driving experience. That’s why this collaboration for the Continental GT V8 S is such a perfect fit. Our Monster motto ‘Always Lead Never Follow’ has never been more appropriately applied than in association with this impeccably designed automobile."

Continue reading to learn more about the Bentley "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT .

  • 2016 Bentley "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    521
  • Torque @ RPM:
    502
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    192 mph
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  • body style:

What makes the Bentley "Monster by Mulliner" Continental GT special

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The highlight of the Continental GT "Monster by Mulliner" is arguably its interior, where customers looking for a premium sound system will find a bespoke audio unit specifically developed for this coupe. Not available in any other vehicle on the market, the custom sound system includes 16 speakers, which were personally tuned by Noel Lee, that deliver 3,400 watts for the most exhilarating musical experience behind the wheel. Besides the audio system, the interior is also finished in a distinctive Monster color scheme of red and black, Beluga hide, and Piano Black inserts.

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Mulliner also created a unique 3D laser-etched fascia panel based on the Monster logo, as well as Monster motto: “Always Lead, Never Follow” and “Monster by Mulliner” embroidery on the headrests. Rounding off the cabin are a pair of GT Design seats by Mulliner and a special compartment that houses Monster’s newest 24-carat gold wireless headphone.

The exterior is rather subdued compared to the interior, but it also features a unique combination of paints and parts. Finished in a glossy shade of black that Bentley calls Onyx, the body is highlighted by Hotspur red accents on the front splitter, side skirts, and radiator grille. The sporty, six-spoke wheels have a polished, gloss black finish and hide massive red brake calipers. Finally, the black hood vents have also been customized for a distinctive look.

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Under the hood, the coupe sports the same engine as the standard model. That’s far from surprising though, as Mulliner doesn’t meddle with underpinnings. That’s not an issue though, as the GT V8 S is motivated by a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 that cranks out no fewer than 521 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. Routed to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, all that oomph enables the coupe to hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds to go with a top speed of 192 mph.

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Bentley has yet to announce pricing for this bespoke model, but don’t expect it to be cheap. With the standard model retailing from around $215,000, the "Monster by Mulliner" will probably fetch in excess of $250,000 before options.

Bentley Continental GT

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Read our full review on the Bentley Continental GT here.

Press Release

Monster, the world leader in high-performance audio, has teamed up with Bentley Motors’ bespoke coach-building division, Mulliner, to create a stunning and uniquely Monster-inspired “Monster by Mulliner,” which makes its debut at CES 2016. The show-stopping Bentley Continental GT V8 S, which reflects Monster’s attitude of “Always Lead, Never Follow,” is designed to appeal to the target market of young professionals and movers and shakers in sports and music. The “Monster by Mulliner” Continental GT V8 S is a bespoke vehicle that will inspire those who want a ride with a bold look and incredible audio performance designed by Monster.

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Monster’s latest innovations in audio technology bring the power of today’s music into this Bentley’s luxurious cabin. All genres of music, including Hip Hop, rap, EDM and Rock, will be heard with new ears via this custom sound system not available in any production car in the world. A total of 16 hand selected Monster speakers, personally tuned by Head Monster Noel Lee, deliver 3,400-watt of awe-inspiring Pure Monster Sound - the company’s signature audio profile.

Embodying the distinctive Monster colour scheme of red and black within the cabin, Mulliner’s capabilities and skills are showcased by the Hotspur Continental GT V8 S Beluga hide and steering rim colour selections. Based on the Monster logo, Mulliner created a unique 3D laser-etched fascia panel designed exclusively for this vehicle, perfectly complementing the Piano Black finish. The Continental GT V8 S also features the Monster motto: “Always Lead, Never Follow™” and “Monster by Mulliner” headrest embroidery.

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While the interior boasts high quality sound and extraordinary details, the exterior exudes a stunning colour scheme and intricate flourishes. Its Onyx exterior coloured paint is highlighted with Hotspur accents including a unique body kit and radiator shell bezel. Along with red brake calipers and a gloss black polished wheel, the black bonnet vents are also stylized. This vehicle also includes the GT Design Seat by Mulliner. There’s even a special compartment that houses Monster’s Newest 24K gold wireless headphone - keeping it ready for mobile use anytime one is away from the car.

Head Monster Noel Lee noted: “Monster is proud to collaborate with Bentley on bringing the sound and look of a Monster ride to those who want something bold and different. With our Pure Monster Sound system, the drive will be truly incredible and brings a new level of excitement to the driving experience. That’s why this collaboration for the Continental GT V8 S is such a perfect fit. Our Monster motto ‘Always Lead Never Follow’ has never been more appropriately applied than in association with this impeccably designed automobile.”

Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner, said: “The inspiration for this Mulliner commission came from a meeting with Monster’s CEO Noel Lee at Pebble Beach in 2015, where we exchanged business cards. The card contained several brand details, such as the Monster-pattern design and the red, black and silver colour scheme. It was the ideal starting point from which to create this incredible vehicle.”

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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 further.

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.

More information about Mulliner can be found at www.bentleymotors.com.

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