The Continental GT First Edition continues to be powered by a 6.0-litre, W12 petrol motor that produces 626bhp and 900Nm.
In August this year, Bentley took the wraps off the third-generation Continental GT. Now, the car is set to go on sale soon, and the very first version of the GT to reach showrooms be the First Edition.
As with most First Edition models, the Continental GT First Edition will sport some optional equipment as standard, and will feature some special touches as well. The British company itself describes the GT’s First Edition as ‘the pinnacle Bentley craftsmanship, handcrafted and designed in Great Britain’.
The ‘Bentley Rotating Display’ - undoubtedly the funkiest bit of the third-gen Continental GT’s option list, comes standard on the First Edition. It features a rotating wooden veneer that sits above the aircon vents, and comes with three different modes. On one end it houses a massive 12.3-inch infotainment display, or if you’re overwhelmed by all the tech the system offers, you can choose the veneer to rotate and display three old school gauges (temperature, compass and chronometer) on the centre console instead. On the third side, the veneer houses the cabin’s wooden trim, so when the car is turned off - it rotates to become flush with the dashboard.
The wooden veneer itself can be had in four options depending on your preference - Tamo Ash, Liquid Amber, Dark Stained Madrona, or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus The veneer will be combined with Grand Black finish, which is exclusive to the First Edition. The Mulliner Driving specification is also included with this model, which adds drilled alloy foot pedals, jewel-finish oil & filler caps, and bespoke 22-inch wheels available in various finishes.
Inside, the specification is complemented by diamond-in-diamond quilt pattern on seats, door panels and rear quarter panels - all featuring a unique contrast stitch only available with the First Edition. Other key additions to the First Edition include the City specification and Touring specification, with features such as park assist, pedestrian warning and traffic sign recognition.
Bentley hasn’t revealed that how many units of the Continental GT First Edition will be made.