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Bentley adds jet-look to Continental
New Breitling Bentley editions ape the aerobatic team's colours.
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You can drop the air-traffic control talk - these Bentleys are staying firmly on the ground. Mind you, they will look a little like the L-39 Albatross aerobatic aircraft as flown by the Breitling Jets display team. Breitling has a long, long history of producing very accurate and reliable watches for aviators and it and Bentley have had an association since the launch of the original Continental GT in 2003. Breitling makes the interior clocks for all Bentley models, hence the connection.

So, as part of a tribute, Bentley's black-ops division, Mulliner, will create seven individual Continentals, each one based on a single aircraft from the Breitling team. The exterior is painted in a striking duo-tone split of Hallmark and Onyx with highlights colour-matched to the exact Pantone of Breitling's unique Yellow, reflecting the trademark look of the L-39 Albatross Jets.
This bespoke colour theme is continued to the the interior, with unique sculpted seats featuring accents in Breitling Yellow.

The dashboard's carbon fibre fascia panel displays an image of the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation, with the corresponding jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow. Similarly, Mulliner has matched the hide and thread to Breitling's signature yellow and designed a series of logos and graphics for the headrests that highlight the number of each car and the jet that inspired it. The tread plate plaques are also individually numbered.

The series will debut at the Boeing Seafair Airshow on 31st July in Seattle, where the Breitling Jet Team is performing. The key for each car will be handed over to its owner by the corresponding plane's pilot, but not until they have experienced a flight in the jet that inspired their car.

Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner, said: "The Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series demonstrates the level of customisation Mulliner can achieve for customers. Creating this very special edition has been an exciting experience for the entire team, taking inspiration from the Breitling Jet Team's grand tour."

Neil Briscoe - 30 Jun 2015

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2014-07-23: First drive: Bentley Continental GT Speed (2015MY)

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