Published: Thu, March 07, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Bentley Continental Number 9

Bentley Continental Number 9

Limited to just 100 examples - built by Bentley's bespoke Mulliner division - you'll need to act fast should you wish to acquire one.

Pricing of the Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition has yet to be revealed, but expect it to be a premium over the standard car's $215,000. The Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner will be limited to 100 cars - for obvious reasons - and pays homage to Bentleys of yore. To honor the centennial of the Bentley marque, the maker has harnessed some of this spirit and created the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner.

Bentley has a pretty rich history, and a large part of that story involves the Bentley Boys of the 1920s and '30s.

Bentley is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019 with the launch of a special Continental GT.

No.9 was the supercharged Bentley "Blower" Sir Tim raced at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours. Its cabin features aluminium trim that is finished with an "engine spin" design, mimicking that seen on vintage Blower Bentleys. "Customers have the option of either Viridian green or Beluga black exterior paint, with 21", 10-spoke wheels also in these colours, plus Black Line Specification and carbon bodykit.

Interior details include a choice of Cumbrian Green or Beluga "heritage hides" and seats, inner door panels, and additional areas treated for extra glossiness.

Bentley "B" logos are found on the seat headrests and door panels as they did on the doors in the 1930 4 ½ Litre Blower. The dashboard also houses a British Jaeger dashboard clock inspired by 1930 dials. This backlit piece is set in resin and situated in the middle of the centre dial of the rotating display, adding a piece of history to each auto.

Each model will also feature a wood insert taken from the seat of Birkin's vehicle, which was removed during a renovation, along with 18-carat gold-plated organ stops.

Under the skin the Continental GT Number 9 Edition gets the same 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 as the regular Conti, good for 626bhp going to all four wheels through an eight-speed auto and hitting 62mph in 3.6 seconds.

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