Inspired by the unparalleled display of speed, performance and precision in the sky, Bentley has launched seven limited edition Continental GT Speeds that will bring the same spirit on the road. The new Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series pays tribute to Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing on jets.To commemorate Breitling Jet Team’s grand tour and performance across the United States and Canada, Bentley’s Mulliner division has re-imagined the Continental GT Speed to mirror the distinctive look of the Breitling Jets, fusing extreme customization with immense speed.
Scheduled to debut at Boeing Seafair Airshow, Seattle, July 31, this exclusive series is limited to just seven cars, each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets. 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.
The cars are clad in a striking duo-tone split of Hallmark and Onyx with highlights color matched to the exact Pantone of Breitling’s unique Yellow, reflecting the trademark look of the L-39 Albatros Jets. Even the interiors are done up in the bespoke color theme with unique sculpted seats featuring accents in Breitling Yellow.
Other signature features include carbon fibre fascia panel on dashboard that displays an image of the seven planes in their signature Avenger flight formation, with the corresponding jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow.
While the hide and thread also reflect Breitling’s signature yellow, the cars roll in with a series of logos and graphics on the headrests that highlight the number of each car and the jet that inspired it. Each car is individually numbered and corresponds to one of the seven Breitling Jets.Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner, said, “The Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series demonstrates the level of customization 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.”
FYI – The France-based Breitling Jet Team comprises of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph and fly within just a few feet of each other. For the first time their high-speed aerobatic performances will be on display in North America.