• 2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition

Built exclusively for the Japanese market, the Equinox Edition Continental GT comes with changes inside-out and is limited to just 10 examples

Bentley and Mulliner recently came up with the Equinox Edition for the Continental GT V-8. The Equinox Edition will be exclusively sold in Japan. The luxury sedan comes with a whole lot of aesthetic changes on the outside as well as the inside. It continues to be powered by the automaker’s new 4.0-liter V-8 mill that makes over 500 horses and 500 pound-feet of torque. The automaker hasn’t revealed the price of the Equinox Edition, but it will build just 10 examples of it.

  • 2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition
  • Year:
    2021
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Eight-speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    542
  • Torque @ RPM:
    568
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.9 sec.
  • Price:
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What’s Special About The Bentley Continental GT V-8 Equinox Edition

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition Exterior Wallpaper quality
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On the outside, it looks quite different from the standard model. The Equinox Edition ditches all the chrome in favor of black finishes for a sporty appearance. Bentley is offering it only in two monochromatic exterior shades – Black Onyx and Icy Cool Glacier White. It comes equipped with the company’s aero package which includes:

  • Front Splitter
  • Rear Diffuser
  • Boot Lip Spoiler
  • Side Sills
2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition Exterior
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The side sills come with metal Bentley Wings inlays. All these additions are finished in high gloss, black carbon fiber. Mulliner has further applied a silver pinstripe which it calls ‘Moonbeam’ on the edge of these carbon fiber pieces for a contrasting finish. To wrap up the changes on the outside, the automaker has equipped the Continental GT Equinox Edition with 22-inch wheels finished in dark metallic Tungsten paint.

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition Interior
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On the inside, the changes complement the ones made on the outside.

The car comes with silver accent hide on the headrest and seat edge panels while Beluga leather is used elsewhere, including the diamond-quilted seats. Contrast silver stitching is done on the seats and the steering wheel and dual-finish Piano Moonbeam over Grand Black veneers are also present. Apart from this, the Equinox Edition comes with mood lighting, illuminated sill plates, and Mulliner floor mats.

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition Drivetrain
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Powering the Continental GT V-8 Equinox Edition is the company’s eight-pot, twin-turbo mill that displaces at four liters. It churns out 542 ponies and 568 pound-feet of twist. Power hits the ground via an eight-speed automatic gearbox that helps the car propel to 60 mph from rest in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is rated at 198 mph. For the sake of efficiency, the engine deactivates four of its cylinders when you’re driving sedately. All of them can be engaged within 20 milliseconds should you suddenly feel the adrenaline rush to floor the A-pedal.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition specifications
Engine 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V-8
Horsepower 542 HP
Torque 568 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 3.9 seconds
Top Speed 198 mph

Conclusion

2021 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition Exterior Wallpaper quality
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As mentioned earlier, the Bentley Continental GT V-8 Equinox Edition is limited to just 10 examples. The price of the car is not revealed, but such exclusive builds from high-end automakers don’t come cheap.

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Bentley Mulliner has added to its new and expanding Collections portfolio with an expertly handcrafted limited edition for the Japanese market – the Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition. Based around a monochrome colour theme of black, silver and white, the Equinox theme is one that brings power and grace through simplicity. Strictly limited to just ten examples, the Equinox Edition cars are destined for homes across Japan including the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Yokohama.

The exterior of the car has a powerful presence thanks to the contrasting monotone styling that accentuates the dynamic and powerful look of the Continental GT. The choice of powerful black Onyx or icy cool Glacier White exterior paint highlights the sculpted body and sweeping power line that guides the eye along the stunning profile to the muscular rear haunch and down to the striking wheels below.

The aerodynamic performance of the Continental GT is complemented by the Styling Specification to the exterior. Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon-fibre, the Styling Specification consists of a front splitter, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler and side sills branded with metal Bentley wings inlays.

To further enhance the exquisite lines and authoritative appearance of the Continental GT, Bentley Mulliner has applied a Moonbeam (a rich silver) contrast accent pinstripe to the edge of the carbon fibre pieces. The accent line is painted by hand and takes five days per car to apply. In addition the 22” Mulliner Driving Specification wheel is uniquely finished in dark metallic Tungsten paint.

Exacting Standards and Extraordinary Craftsmanship

The monochrome colour theme continues into the cabin of the Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition. The exquisite blend of traditional and contemporary features create a luxurious and sporting feel to the interior that is crafted with the highest attention to detail.

Bentley Mulliner signature craftsmanship is apparent throughout, showcasing painstaking attention to detail. Secondary silver accent hide to the headrest and seat edge panels elegantly complements the Beluga main hide. Contrast stitching in silver thread to the seats and steering wheel is mirrored in dual finish veneers featuring Piano Moonbeam over Grand Black. The painted veneer is sprayed by hand, with care taken to ensure that the amount of light reflected at different angles from the metallic paint surfaces are consistent panel to panel across the car set. The painted veneer of the passenger fascia is finished with an elegant Mulliner logo inlay.
The interior features have the power to delight and surprise - from mood lighting and illuminated sill plates, to refined silver accent stitches on the diamond quilted seats and deep pile Mulliner floor mats. Unique thread has been designed to be extremely durable and uses special dyes to maintain its colour to last for the lifespan of the vehicle. The thread is used for the contrast stitching elements and the embroidered Bentley wings logo on each headrest, each one being comprised of 4,500 stitches.

Uncompromised Performance and Luxury

Under the bonnet of the Continental GT V8 Equinox Editions is Bentley’s renowned twin-turbo V8 engine. The new-generation 4.0-litre, 32-valve V8 develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft (770 Nm) of torque. It also features dual twin-scroll turbochargers located inside the ‘V’ of the engine, together resulting in a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds).

Spirited performance is complemented by refined efficiency, stemming partly from the ability of the engine to de-activate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without compromising the drive. The seamless change happens in just 20 milliseconds and is imperceptible to customers. Stop-Start technology, which operates at ‘near-to-stop’ speeds, is also available.

The uncompromising attention to detail throughout the Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition creates a compelling statement of performance, luxury and automotive beauty that makes for exhilarating and extraordinary journeys.

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