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The Bentley Continental GT Limited Edition Doesn't Give A Damn About Subtlety

This limited-run version of Bentley's Continental GT celebrates the car's record-breaking Pikes Peak run

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A Bentley is supposed to be classy. Restrained. Sophisticated. The Continental GT normally ticks all of these boxes, even with its huge mesh grille. But the Conti you see here is a little different from the norm.

It’s the Continental GT Limited Edition, built to celebrate a lightly prepped version of the car that nabbed the record for the fatest-ever production vehicle run up the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb.

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Mechanically it’s the same as any other W12 Continental, with that unusual 6.0-litre 12-cylinder engine providing 626bhp to all four wheels. Instead, what Bentley has done to differentiate the Limited Edition is give it a whole raft of visual tweaks. Quite unsubtle visual tweaks.

It’s finished in the same Radium by Mulliner hue used on the record-breaking Continental, complemented by a carbonfibre body kit. To further mirror the car that belted up the 12.42-mile course in just over 10 minutes, the Limited Edition has a load of gloss black bits added to the bumper, the roof, the mirrors and parts of the rear.

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Filling each wheel arch is a 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheel finished in gloss black, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tyres with stripes and Pirelli logos in Radium. Just in case the wheels weren’t already eye-catching enough, Bentley has painted the brake calipers that sit under them Acid Green. As an option, you can also have ‘100’ sprayed onto the grille in a nod to the company’s centenary year. You might as well, given how showy the rest of the car looks.

The cabin has a similar air of bombast to it, looking as though someone’s exploded an Alcantara bomb in there. Radium contrast stitching appears everywhere you look, and a there’s a Radium centre line on the steering wheel. Even the Bang & Olufsen speaker cones are finished in Radium.

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The fascia shirks the more traditional wood veneer, instead presenting drivers with one huge slab of carbonfibre. On the passenger side of the carbonfibre piece is a graphic displaying a section of the Pikes Peak course. There’ll be five different designs used over the production run. And that’ll be a limited production run - Bentley will only build 15.

A price hasn’t been revealed, be we’re going to guess that it’s a number best described as ‘lots’.