Bentley Motors has created an ultimate expression of the all-new Grand Tourer, that was recently named ‘GT of the Year’ by BBC TopGear Magazine. The Continental GT First Edition billed as being the “ultimate expression of the legendary grand tourer,” the first special version based on the new generation adds some nice touches as well as more standard equipment.
The exclusive Continental GT First Edition represents the pinnacle of the luxury automaker’s craftsmanship, handcrafted and designed in Great Britain. The interior specification of the lavish vehicle has been curated by the Bentley design team.
First things first. It gets the fancy rotating display and that means owners will be able to choose whether they want to see the 12.3-inch touchscreen display or opt for a more classic look with three analog dials. When the biturbo 6.0-liter W12 engine is not running, the rotating display switches to a veneer-only fascia to perfectly blend in with the high-end wood applied across the dashboard.
Customers have selection of four unique Dual Veneers for the dashboard fascia. These beautiful wood options include Tamo Ash, Liquid Amber, Dark Stained Madrona and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, always combined with Grand Black, which is exclusive to the First Edition. Illuminated sills with “Bentley” lettering and unique 22-inch wheels make this Continental GT a bit more special than the others.
In conjunction with the performance of the new Grand Tourer’s 6.0-litre, twin turbocharged W12 TSI engine; the Mulliner Driving Specification is also included with the Continental GT First Edition. This driver-focused collection adds drilled alloy foot pedals, jewel-finish oil and filler caps.
There are also several Union Flag accents noticeable inside and out, such as on the front fenders and on the dashboard on the passenger’s side. To sweeten the pot, Bentley will throw in extra kit as standard, like park assist, pedestrian warning, and traffic sign recognition. At an additional cost, the 650-watt sound system can be replaced by a Bang & Olufsen 1,500-watt setup or a more expensive 2,200-watt Naim system.