Bentley Mulliner revealed the Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition – a hand-crafted limited-edition model for the Japanese market.
The exterior of the Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition is characterized by contrasting monotone styling. Its monochrome theme is focused on black Onyx and icy cool Glacier White exterior paint.
Made from specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon fiber, the Styling Specification includes a front splitter, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler, and side sills branded with metal Bentley wings inlays. The edge of the carbon fiber pieces features a Moonbeam (a rich silver) contrast accent pinstripe. 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.
The interior is crafted with the highest attention to detail. Secondary silver accent hide to the headrest and seat edge panels elegantly complements the Beluga main hide. Stitching in silver thread to the seats and steering wheel is reflected in dual finish veneers featuring Piano Moonbeam over Grand Black. The painted veneer of the passenger fascia is finished with an elegant Mulliner logo inlay.
The Continental GT V8 Equinox Editions is powered by a 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).
The engine can de-activate four of its eight cylinders in suitable conditions, without compromising the drive. The seamless change happens in just 20 milliseconds and is undetectable to customers.